THIS HIKE IS NOW FULL AND WE CAN ACCEPT NO MORE SIGN-UPS. SORRY! MDTS Map 5 / MD Bus
Long hike: 11 mi., 2300 ft. ascent, 1800 ft. descent. Short hike: 7.O mi., 1700 ft. ascent, 1600 ft. descent.
$25 (non-members $28) + park fee/pass.
Spring should be in all its glory on this return excursion to a hiking mecca, unknown to many Washington area hikers, along the Susquehanna River in southern Pennsylvania.
We’ll tramp an inviting section of the Mason-Dixon Trail from Peavine Island past Lock 12 and Holtwood Dam and through Oakland Run gorge.
Short hikers will start at Lock 12, where they will have a chance to read about how the locks were constructed and operated. They will end at Posey Road.
Long hikers will have the option of starting at Peavine Island, where they will scurry down rocks to the Island and then continue on the same trail as the short hikers. When they come to the place where the short hikers have ended, they will then continue to Newcut Road and the trail along Furnace and Sawmill Runs en route to Otter Creek Campground on the Susquehanna River.
Wear hiking boots with good soles and bring poles if you have them.
Leaders: Chris Powell -- [masked] (bernchrisp at aol dot com) and Brian O'Konski.
In addition to RSVP'ing here, email hike leaders directly to reserve a spot on the bus for this hike. Please do not send text messages, as this may delay confirming your seat on the bus.
And remember, if you are confirmed for a seat on the bus, please cancel your reservation with the hike leader if your plans change or you are unable to attend so that someone else can make a reservation in your place.
For additional details, see www.capitalhikingclub.org
Maryland Bus: Bus leaves from 16th and I Streets, NW, at 8:00 a.m. SHARP (VERY limited parking). Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes before departure time.
Additional pick-up points are as follows: Wisconsin Avenue and Woodley Road Friendship Heights Metro, Western Ave, Exit Bethesda Metro (by reservation only) Grosvenor Metro.
Reservations: The Capital Hiking Club is a non-profit group, and the public is invited to join on all trips. Early reservations are appreciated! While reservations are accepted Friday, making your reservation prior to Thursday evening helps to ensure your seat on the bus, and prevents the cancellation of the hike due to low sign-ups.
Please contact hike leaders during the week of the hike, and place calls prior to 9:30 p.m. As a courtesy to other hikers and to the hike leaders, please let the leaders know if you must cancel, as early as possible, so that your reserved spot may be given to someone else.
Cost, what to wear, what to bring: Transportation costs are listed for each hike. Bring sufficient food and water for a day's outing in a day pack or fanny pack with individual First Aid articles, a whistle, and extra clothing according to the season. Sturdy boots or shoes are a necessity. It is recommended to carry 8 oz. of water per mile to be hiked. Gatorade or other electrolyte replacement drinks are also recommended.
For more information, visit our website and refer to our Frequently Asked Questions at www.capitalhikingclub.org.
Liability Hikers are responsible for their own safety and must assume risks and liability for all outings. CHC leaders, officers, and representatives shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips or Club activities. Hikers must be able to keep a 2 mph pace.
(Optional) Membership $12.00 per year. Mail a check to our Membership Director to receive a quarterly hike schedule and reduced rates.