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Moonlight Hike to Great Falls, Maryland

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  • Hike in the moolight to Great Falls Maryland

     

    Time: Hike starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes to approximately 10:30 p.m. (2 hours). It’s best to arrive about 10-15 minutes before the start of the hike (around 8:15 – 8:20 p.m).

     

    Meeting Place: Parking lot across from Old Anglers Inn, 10801 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD.

    Leaders:  Leaders:  Mark Tune 703/[masked] and Debbie Zatkowsky 703/[masked]

    Reservations: Reservations are not required for this hike. Just show up!

    Directions:

    a. From the Beltway (I-495), take exit # 41, which is immediately north of the American Legion Bridge. When taking exit # 41, take it west towards Carderock / Great Falls, Maryland.

    b. This puts you on the Clara Barton Parkway, heading west. Stay on the Clara Barton Parkway for 1.7 miles until you come to a stop sign.

    c. Make a left turn at the stop sign onto MacArthur Blvd. Go for 1 mile until you see the Old Anglers Inn on your right side. Park in the parking lots across the street from the Old Anglers Inn.

     

    What to bring:

    a. A flashlight

    b. A small bottle of water

    c. Insect repellent

    d. Comfortable walking shoes (tennis shoes are fine)

     

    Cost / Donation: There is no charge for this hike, in accordance with CHC’s permit from the National Park Service.

     

    Difficulty / Terrain: This hike is mostly over flat terrain along the C&O Canal towpath and the Berma Road. This hike is considered to be an easy hike.

     

    Ages: This hike is open to all ages, so long as they can comfortably walk 4 miles. Parents need to be mindful of small children during the hike for their safety.

     

    Dogs: Dogs are welcome, so long as they are kept on a leash at all times, are friendly around people and other dogs, and are not taken out on the walkway to Olmstead Island.

     

     

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  • Mark

    Hike is cancelled. See you next month.

    April 19, 2013

  • Louise

    Not a fan of lightening-or heavy rain. I hope this will either get rescheduled, or will be done again.

    April 19, 2013

    • Mark

      CHC will be doing this moonlight hike again 5/24, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18 and 11/17. Same time and place.

      2 · April 19, 2013

    • Louise

      Excellent. I'll be staying in tonight.

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bad weather. I got lucky. My head injury many years ago was rather unlucky, but bad weather has come to my rescue. Didn't someone say that what goes around comes around?

    April 19, 2013

  • Ken

    I will probably not go because of the weather. An accident in a storm like this may damage my good driving record.

    2 · April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    fairfax county is under tornado watch till 10pm and even though this is not in FFX county its close by. i will attend the next one too.

    April 19, 2013

  • Lori W.

    I think I will attend the next one due to the weather being so bad.

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bailing out for weather

    April 19, 2013

  • David

    Tornado warning issued by weather service, strong storms on the way. Recommend rescheduling. Tomorrow eve anyone?

    April 19, 2013

  • R Singh (.

    weather and tornado warning.

    April 19, 2013

  • Cathy N

    I'll come out if the weather holds, but it is not looking promising...

    April 19, 2013

  • Amanda

    Tornado watch for the DC area until 10pm and 100% chance of rain. I am backing out, unfortunately. :( Next hike though!

    April 19, 2013

  • Mark

    Updated map for hike's location.

    April 18, 2013

  • Mark

    Weather forecast is 80% chance thunderstorms. I'll make a decision tomorrow at 5 pm as to proceeding with the hike or canceling it.

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A bit tight but I can accomodate Amanda, Claire and Alistaire. I am going with a friend as well. 7.15 pm at Dupont Circle metro station north side. Mazda turquoise

    April 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes; I value my life more than someone who nearly killed me when I was 15.

      April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alistaire, you should not be asking for a ride if you don't trust people to ride you. i understand your concern :)

      April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are under a severe Tstorm warning from N Fl to E PA, mainly damaging winds. I will mostly cancel since don't want to get caught up in bad weather especially at night.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could come.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from the East Falls Church area, and it is no problem to stop at the EFC metro to pick up up to 3 people. Blue Prius, AW sticker in back window. Clean driving record.
    Would expect to leave EFC at about 7:40 or so. If nobody responds, I'm not going to stop at the station.
    Kiss and ride lot on the south side of the station

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to play this by ear. If it is actively raining in a significant way (not just mist), then I'm done. Otherwise, will make the attempt. What's GoreTex for after all {8P

      April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops, needed a time for the above post - that would be actively raining @ 6 PM

      April 18, 2013

  • yujie

    If the weather is cooperating, I can pick upto 3 from silver spring/Wheaton - Bethesda - Rockville area. I have a sedan

    April 18, 2013

  • Claire

    Thanks for the ride offers! I also am going to be a fair weather hiker and cancel due to weather though, so I don't need a ride. Hopefully the hike can be repeated some time in better weather for those of us who aren't going this time.

    April 18, 2013

  • Sue

    Cancelling due to weather forecast.

    April 18, 2013

    • Amanda

      Is this officially cancelled or is this just Sue cancelling?

      April 18, 2013

    • Sue

      Just me (Sue) cancelling, Amanda

      April 18, 2013

  • Wallace B.

    Are there diehards still going? Or is this event cancelled?

    April 18, 2013

  • josephine

    Will this be move to another day?

    I think the severe weather can deter people in coming.
    Thanks

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I checked another website as well and it is the same. Therefore I am cancelling my participation. For the record, I have a clean driving record.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys. I see there is an alert for "severe thunderstorms" in East Coast tomorrow. http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-central/severe-weather-tracker-page I

    April 18, 2013

  • Claire

    Looking forward to it! Like Amanda and Alistaire I need a ride. Amanda and Alistaire if we can't find one I'm happy to reserve a zipcar and split the cost with you.

    April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I, too, can meet someone at any metro, but I live closest to Bethesda. There are medical reasons I do not drive which got lied about in court.

      1 · April 16, 2013

    • Claire

      I'm closest to Waterfront but very willing to travel! Please let me know where is convenient for you. Thanks!

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I have 2 places in my car. We can meet at Dupont circle metro station (north) at 7.15
    Let me know[masked]

    April 16, 2013

  • Amanda

    Can someone give me a ride from a metro station please? :)

    April 16, 2013

    • Amanda

      Yes please! :)

      April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      me too! i can't drive for medical reasons.

      April 16, 2013

  • Mark

    The hike will be held unless weather conditions are dangerous (e.g. Lightning) or miserable (e.g. Steady rain). Don't forget flashlight, water and dress appropriately. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope we have good weather!

    April 15, 2013

  • Lori W.

    I will probably bring my 7 year old son with me since terrain is pretty level.

    April 15, 2013

  • Steve D.

    looking forward to the walk and meeting the group

    April 8, 2013

  • Deb T.

    Alistaire - you are certainly welcome to join us. There is no mass transportation to this location but as long as you can find a ride you are certainly welcome. The trail is a dirt trail but you do have to be very careful on the walk - there are drop offs to the river at various points on the hike where you don't want to venture too close to the side. You may want to bring a small flashlight.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to meeting the group

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am slightly handicapped and cannot drive. Am I welcome?

    March 31, 2013

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