We were headed south to the Washington Monument built by citizens of Boonsboro, Maryland in 1827 and restored by the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s during the Depression.
View from the base of the Washington Monument.
Access to the inside and top of the monument is currently blocked because it was struck by lightning in August 2015 and the structure is being evaluated for safety.
Large paper wasp nest we encountered just to the side of the trail.
The AT footbridge over I-70