George Washington Slept Here!
A couple of weeks ago I tried out the Multi-use Path that runs through Valley Forge National Historic Park. It's a fun ride, but there are some cautions I want to make clear:
1. It's not flat. General Washington chose Valley Forge for the encampment partly because it's rolling terrain with good defensive possibilities. He never had to ride a bike up one of the hills.
2. The park's path was designed before standards for MUPs were upgraded. So the path is narrower than most trails.
A hill I don't like at all.
A park resident. There are a large number of deer in the park, and they are very used to humans. This one let me get within ten feet of him before he bolted. Bike and deer collisions are not unknown in the park, so use some caution.
The Washington Memorial Chapel, built a century ago, before Valley Forge became a National Park.
No, it's not an original log cabin. These are replicas built in the 1950s.
The Grand Parade: