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Dates: 7/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Appalachian Trail, MD
Event Name: Appalachian Trail Maryland
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 111102 2018/Y2330
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km-66km - 3C
Description: The entire route follows the Appalachian Trail from Harpers Ferry WV, across the Potomac and then along the South Mountain Ridge to the Mason Dixon Line on the border with Pennsylvania. You may do a through hike southbound or northbound, or an out and back anywhere you have access to the trail.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: No
Special Programs: Appalachian Trail, Bridges - Spanning the USA, National Parks Centennial Challenge
Start Times: Walk During Daylight Hours
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY (www.cva4u.org)
Start Point / Driving Directions: REGISTRATION: Please use the online start box provided by the California Volkssport Association website (www.cva4u.org) Follow the left side link, 'Online Start Box', and the instructions provided to sign a waiver and register for this event. Payments for event credit and directions use Paypal. The directions and insert cards are PDFs that you can download and print as needed. The POC does not provide event directions or accept alternate payment methods. The entire online process should take less than 10 minutes for a first time user.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: The Potomac River divides Maryland and Virginia, but the Maryland-Virginia boundary is next to the Virginia shoreline and not in the middle of the river.
Be aware that rain and snow can make footing on the trail treacherous and the summer heat and humidity can be oppressive. We suggest you walk with sturdy boots and trekking poles or a hiking staff. There are no services on the trail so you must carry water and food. Pets are allowed on the Appalachian Trail, but owners must keep pets on leashes six feet or shorter. The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Contact: Jeff Giddings (240) 753-0119
Website: www.sugarloafers.org
E-Mail Contact: jhgiddings@gmail.com