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Moonlight Hike to Great Falls, Maryland

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  401--2719 and Stephanie 301 530--8633

Reservations: Unlike CHC Saturday bus hikes, you do not need to contact the hike leaders to sign-up for this hike.

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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  • Phyliss

    Another fun moonlight hike! Thanks Mark and Stephanie for leading, and to everyone else for good company!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had fun meeting new peeps and it was a beautiful hike, thanks :)

    May 25, 2013

  • Judy

    Beautiful scenery and great company. Definitely hope to make the next one!

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope everyone had a good time tonight. The moon came out a bit during the hike, the wind died down, the temp wasn't bad so long as we were moving. All in all, it was pretty good hiking weather. And the falls had lots of water cascading over them.

    We had about 45 people out for tonight's hike.

    May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was a lovely night to hike! Thanks for leading it. We had a great time.

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The moon was amazing, the views were spectacular, and the group was fantastic. Can't wait for the next one! :)

      May 25, 2013

  • Ann o

    Great

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Jim

    Mark - thanks for leading a great hike. The slight breezes merely added to the charm of the evening.

    May 24, 2013

  • Lori W.

    It is a bit chilly for me

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    4 of us are running late. Eta maybe 8:39-:40

    May 24, 2013

  • Rachelle

    Margie, I'm at 15th and I NW. Where can I meet you?

    May 24, 2013

    • Margie

      how about the corner ot 15th and I in abt 10 minutes. my cell is[masked]-7595. white honda civic

      May 24, 2013

    • Rachelle

      Great! See you. Thanks.

      May 24, 2013

  • Rachelle

    I know this is super last minute but my ride just cancelled. Anyone close to downtown DC I can carpool with? I can metro. Thanks.

    May 24, 2013

    • Destiny K

      My ride just cancelled too...im at 16th and shepherd . I can drive as well

      May 24, 2013

    • Destiny K

      My cell is[masked]

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Coming from NE DC if anyone wants to carpool

    May 21, 2013

    • Rachelle

      Kristin, can I catch a ride with you? I'm coming from NW DC and can metro close to you. Thanks.

      May 24, 2013

    • Destiny K

      Rachelle, i will be driving if you still need a ride. Call me at[masked]

      May 24, 2013

  • Ken

    I'm in. It is not that cold.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget a flashlight for tonight's hike, since moonlight could be scarce.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a reminder, the next moonlight at Great Falls is scheduled for June 21st. Same time.

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's awfully cold for my thin Miami blood, but such a great idea. Could we reschedule for next weekend?

    May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The next one is scheduled for June 21st. Same time.

      May 24, 2013

  • yujie

    I can drive upto 3 from silverspring, glenmont, and Wheaton area

    May 15, 2013

    • yujie

      Yes. I still have room. I will be there at 7:45ish

      May 24, 2013

    • Zane

      Cya then.

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have room for one from bethesda.

    May 24, 2013

  • Peggy

    It's just to cold for me. Sorry.

    May 24, 2013

  • Andy

    i'm at twinbrook metro can i get a ride plz?

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from Arlington, if anyone wants to carpool.

    May 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Tina. I'll see you tonight.

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops, let's try this again - Tina and Steve, I'm going to have to cancel for tonight. I apologize if this causes any inconvenience. Have a great time!

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The moonlight hike will proceed this evening as scheduled. Please dress accordingly for the weather.

    May 24, 2013

  • Judy

    Thanks, Emily. That would be great. How will I find you?

    May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll message you with details.

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the weather going to be a factor for this hike?

    May 24, 2013

  • Judy

    I know it's pretty late to ask, but is anyone driving from the Chevy Chase or Tenleytown area?

    May 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Judy, I'm picking up from Shady Grove metro at 7:45 if that works for you.

      May 24, 2013

  • John B.

    Will be coming from Rockville, right across the street from the Shady Grove Metro, if someone needs a ride (can only fit one comfortably). Let me know.

    May 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi John, I would like to catch a ride with you if your offer still stands. Please let me know!

      May 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be coming from Gaithersburg (355)

      May 23, 2013

  • Anil Y.

    I will be coming from Vienna and very much familiar with the hike spot. Let me know if anyone needs a ride around Fairfax, Vienna or Oakton.

    May 22, 2013

  • Andy

    i am at twinbrook metro station on red line, can I get a ride, plz?

    May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great thank you! I'll be at Bethesda metro at 7:45 unless you say otherwise :)

      May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll text you my #:)

      May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone able to offer a carpool from NW DC? I can meet anywhere in the area and am happy to contribute!

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can anyone give a ride to me and my guest from a metro station please? :)

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure, it'll be four of us total. Can you guys meet us on the west kiss n ride side at 7:30? That should be enough cushion for traffic :) I'll PM you will cell and car details.

      May 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amanda, looks like we can move metro meeting time to 7:45, since hike doesn't start till 8:30. More time for dinner before meeting :)

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mark and Stephanie, is there a meeting place at Great Falls?

    May 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Amanda, the meeting place is in Great Falls, Maryland, across from Old Angler's Inn on MacArthur Blvd. See map.

      May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please note that the map showing the starting point for this hike has been updated.

    May 15, 2013

  • Ben

    I can drive ppl if needed

    May 15, 2013

    • Ben

      I coming in from Alexandria

      May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn... can't do:) sky

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1

    May 9, 2013

  • Peggy

    Need to confirm guest

    May 5, 2013

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