summer 2019 travel blog

Big Savage Tunnel

Big Savage Tunnel

Big Savage Tunnel

Borden Tunnel

Borden Tunnel

Borden Tunnel

Deal To Cumberland

Deal To Cumberland

Deal To Cumberland

Eastern Continental Divide

Eastern Continental Divide

Mason Dixon Line

Mason Dixon Line

Deal To Cumberland


August 25, Sunday Low 54, high 72 partly cloudy

Parked near Deal trailhead only a few miles from our campground. Trail was fairly busy at first near the Eastern Continental Divide tunnel. Next stop was the Big Savage Tunnel which is 3,294 feet long. Thank goodness it had lights because our headlights weren’t bright enough. Moving right along at a good pace we crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Yet another tunnel within the first 3 miles was the Borden Tunnel only 957 feet long with about 5 lights out in the middle which made it difficult for a bit. Coming into Frostburg there is a very nice picnic, rest area which we took advantage of. We missed riding right next to the train by just a few minutes, and we later decided that was a good thing because in many areas you are very close to the tracks. There was a beautiful overlook of Mount Savage and then Brush Tunnel 914 feet long that you shared with the train tracks-a sign advised not to enter tunnel if oncoming train. Then after 23 miles we arrived in Cumberland, MD. We had been told about a hamburger and ice cream at the Queen City Creamer so we googled it and enjoyed our well-deserved ice cream cone very much. We called out host Pete and he arrived within about 20 minutes to take us to our car and back to the RV.

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