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Diane Pittman takes a breather after hoisting her bicycle up on the bridge into Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Harpers Ferry is one of the historical sites along the 150-mile Great Allegheny Passage bicycle trail. Submitted Photo

Great Allegheny Passage: Natural beauty and history on bike trip

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It was March, and I was in Pittsburgh, Pa., attending a medical acupuncture course and visiting my friend Barry Farkas.

On a beautiful spring evening we went up Mount Washington to take in the view of the city with its magnificent rivers and bridges.

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Barry pointed down to a path, an old railroad bed, and said, "That bike trail goes all the way to Washington, D.C."

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