Jim's Journal of Troop 550 Cycling
This bridge allowed mules to cross over from the Patomac side of the Canal to the berm side. 
From the berm, the mules towed the barge out of the Canal into the Dam #5 slackwater.
The remains of a mule bridge at MM 107.4
May 2011:
Troop 550 cancelled a C & O Canal weekend during May due to a projected bad weather day.
April 2010:
Troop 550 Patrol Leaders Council did not select a C & O Canal Segment for the weekend.
The Scoutmaster was, therefore, obliged to cancel the event.
Sox given by Bobby
April 2009:
Troop 550 enjoyed a C & O Canal weedend, April 17-19, 2009 Segment: From Little Pool, MM 120.1, to Little Orleans, MM 140.9, approximately 21 miles. Some scouts hiked, working the hiking merit badge.
On Saturday, scouts and scouters traversed the segment. The weather was perfect - 80 degrees, cloudless sky and calm. The Troop bivouacked at the Fifteen Mile Creek campground, MM 140.9.
Some scouts hiked a short distance to see the West portal of the Indigo Tunnel. The 4,350 foot Indigo Tunnel on the Western Maryland Railway was built in 1904. The last train passed through on May 21, 1975, then, the tunnel was abandoned. The Indigo Tunnel, whose West portal is approximately one mile from Little Orleans, is located at MM 138.25.
April 2008:
Troop 550 enjoyed a C & O Canal weedend, April 18-20, 2008. On Saturday, scouts and scouters pedaled from the end of the Little Pool area, MM 120.1, to the Potomac Fish and Game Club, MM 93.9, a distance of 26.2 miles. The weather was perfect - 75 degrees, cloudless sky and a very light breeze. The Troop bivouacked at the Williamsport campground, MM 99.8
May 2007:
Troop 550 enjoyed a C & O Canal weedend, May 18-20, 2007. On Saturday, scouts and scouters pedaled from Cumberland, MM 184.5, to Little Orleans, MM 140.9, a distance of 43.6 miles. The weather was perfect - 75 degrees, cloudless sky and a light breeze. The Troop camped at the Fifteen Mile Creek campground, MM 140.9.

The Burley Limbo, that is now riden on the C &O Canal, when acquired, was a "hanger queen" and had no steering mast, front wheel, seat, cassette, bottom bracket, crankset, chain, carrier or idler pulley.

On May 19, watched scouts pedal to the towpath - Mile Marker (MM) 184.5
May 2006:
Troop 550 enjoyed a C & O Canal weedend, May 19-21, 2006. On Saturday, scouts and scouters pedaled from Taylor's Landing, MM 81, to the Monocacy Aquaduct, MM 42, a distance of 39 miles. The weather was perfect - 75 degrees, cloudless sky and a very light breeze. The Troop bivouacked at the C & O Canal Antietam Campground, between MM 69 and MM 70.
Spring 2005:
Troop 550 C & O Canal weekend was cancelled.

Troop 550 is chartered in Linthicum, Maryland.

For information pertaining to the C&O Canal, see, " C & O Canal Association"