I have been posting some entries on my bike camping experience along the C&O Tow Path (there are more posts to come) and as coincidence would have it, I stumbled upon an article on Cleveland.com about bike camping on the tow path. The author has more of a gift for words than I do, here is a short excerpt:
Drifting into consciousness, I became blissfully aware of the gentle
lapping of the Potomac River just 20 feet from my tent, and the distant
chirping of crickets wooing the night.
Quietly, so as not to waken my daughter, I unzipped the tent and stepped out onto thick soft grass -- and caught my breath in wonder. The crescent moon from early evening had set; on the earth, grass and trees themselves were winking and twinkling with countless golden fireflies, as abundant as the stars glowing in the midnight heavens overhead.
"This," I breathed, "is why I go bicycle camping!"
I couldn't have said it better myself. For the full article, click here.