Catoctin Mountain Hike

  • March 1, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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Forests, vistas, rocks, and waterfalls! Join us for a magnificent hike at the beautiful Catoctin Mountain Park, close to Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. This strenuous 8-mile loop, with 2200 feet of elevation gain, includes some great views and attractions, with plenty of rocky hills to develop your hiking legs. Some of the interesting sights we’ll enjoy along the way include Cunningham Falls (highest in Maryland), Hog Rock overlook, Blue Ridge vista, Thurmont vista, the Wolf Rock formation, and Chimney Rock overlook. We’ll finish with a steep climb up to Cat Rock and a steep descent down the appropriately named ‘Old Misery’ trail. Bring sturdy footwear, water, and lunch (we will make our usual pit-stop at a Sheetz). Costs will be about $12 for transportation and trip fees. We will meet at the Grovesnor-Strathmore Metro station at 8:30 a.m.


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  • Devon Alexander S.

    Ok everyone here is the name of my Manolo Blahnic's of traction gear! Kahtoola MICROspikes! http://kahtoola.com/product/mic...­

    March 5

  • Devon Alexander S.

    Just amazing!

    March 5

  • Devon Alexander S.

    We are here

    March 1

    • dee

      We just got off in Thurmont. Be there in a few! :)

      March 1

  • Devon Alexander S.

    Ok I will be running a little late but will be at the Metro at 845 see you all soon. We will make a Sheetz stop.

    March 1

    • Devon Alexander S.

      Sorry we left at 850. The time was clearly stated.

      March 1

    • dee

      No problem Devon. It worked out.

      March 1

  • Anch

    hey delphin. I can come pick you up. 2 mins

    March 1

    • Devon Alexander S.

      If you guys are meeting us at the trail head I need to know. Call my cell[masked]

      March 1

    • dee

      Cool, thanks Anch! I'm still here at the kiss n ride.

      March 1

  • Patrick C.

    At the Metro. See you when you get here.

    March 1

  • Beth

    Sorry to miss out! Have fun y'all!

    February 28

  • Fred

    Hi Devon, Can tell me the location/address of the hike starting point in Thurmont, if I decide to drive myself directly there. Fred

    February 26

  • Devon Alexander S.

    My Cell is (202)[masked] Devon

    February 28

  • Devon Alexander S.

    Ok everyone it will be cold tomorrow! So dress accordingly. Our lunch will be short to say the least to bring snacks to eat along the way. Here is the map from Grosvenor Metro to our meet up sight https://goo.gl/maps/KrASb­ For those that are meeting us at the trail head here is the point location. Just cut, paste, and copy into google maps[masked], [masked] I will see you all tomorrow.

    If your plans have changed can you please please please update your status so that I can make sure we have enough drivers!

    1 · February 28

  • dee

    I hope it will be ok with the group that I wear a full pack. I'm training for a thru-hike in May and need to practice carrying the extra weight even if tomorrow is only a day hike :) looking forward to it (even tho I will probably be sticking towards the back of the group)! See you all tomorrow morning.

    February 28

    • Devon Alexander S.

      It is fine. I will not be hiking fast but you will get a work out.

      February 28

  • Devon Alexander S.

    Still on guys!

    February 28

  • Sarah

    Hey Devon,
    When do you expect us to be back?

    February 13

    • Devon Alexander S.

      5pm at the latest but I just don't know we will be as fast as the slowest hiker and it will be 10 miles

      February 13

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