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Adama from DC on 9/22/2020 10:36:06 PM:
Hi everyone - this is just a PSA that the NPS pulled off a bunch of handles in the last few weeks. Make sure you check their Remote Water Faucet List towards the bottom of the page...here... https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/conditions.htm#collapseCollapsible1600345572259 I ride almost every weekend between MM 30 and MM70 but took a few weeks off. My last trip this past weekend there were none open between Marble Quarry (MM 38) and Antietam Creek (MM69). Fortunately, the weather has turned considerably more pleasant now, but I’d hate for someone to be ambushed on the water front. Riding from DC to Cumberland in two weeks and I just added a third bottle cage, just in case!

 
John W. from Pittsburgh,PA on 9/23/2020 8:46:36 AM:
Interesting that they are being pulled. I doubt it’s Covid related and it’s not winter yet (it’s barely even autumn yet) so this ones a head scratcher. Possible they did tests on the water there and it’s not fit for consumption? Thanks for the heads up for anyone heading that way.