16th & I Street, NW, Washington, DC
12:30pm Friday: The hike has been cancelled. All people who signed up, including those who cancelled themselves, will recieve a full refund.
PATC Map 4 / MD Bus
$25 (nonmembers $28). Long hike: 12 mi., 2000 ft. ascent/descent. Short hike: 6½ mi., 1600 ft. ascent, 900 ft. descent.
Got the post-holiday blahs? Today’s trip to one of Pennsylvania’s premier state forests, deep in the wilds of South Mtn., offers a perfect escape. Starting from Old Forge Rd., we’ll follow a trail northbound along Tumbling Run past Hermitage Cabin and Shaffer Rock before climbing Buzzard Peak for a view and lunch. Then we’ll head north on the Appalachian Trail, with short hikers going as far as Rt. 233; long hikers continue past Rocky Mtn. all the way to Caledonia State Park.
Leaders: Stephanie Allgaier 301/530--8633 and Mark Tune
You must RSVP and pay for this hike on Meetup. Only call the hike leaders if you have questions regarding the hike.
If after you make this reservation, you need to cancel and would like to request a refund, before 2:00 pm, the day before the hike, BOTH: 1.) Change RSVP to "No" --AND-- 2.) Press "Request Refund" link, and include your FULL NAME, and DATE YOU PAID.
There is a $5 processing fee for cancelling a reservation.
However, if you are a first-time hiker with us, please let the hike leaders know so that they can ensure that you know where to meet the bus. If you've RSVP'd with us, we don't want to leave you behind.
For additional details, visit our website and refer to our Frequently Asked Questions at www.capitalhikingclub.org
Maryland Bus Routing: Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes before departure time listed below. All departure points are Metro accessible; however, if you are driving, please use only the Grosvenor Metro departure point, as parking is extremely limited at other locations.
Bus departs from 16th and I (Eye) Streets, NW, Washington DC (two blocks north of the White House), at 8:00 AM, and continues to:
National Cathedral Area - Wisconsin Avenue and Woodley Road, departing at approximately 8:10 AM; then continues to:
Near Chevy Chase, MD - Friendship Heights Metro Stop (Western Avenue/East side exit), departing at approximately 8:20 AM; then continues to:
Bethesda, MD - across from Bethesda Metro Stop (northeast corner of East-West Highway and Wisconsin) (by request only--no stop here unless the hike leader has confirmed reservations), departing at approximately 8:25 AM; then continues to:
Rockville / North Bethesda, MD - Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station bus shelter nearest to Metro Station entrance between Metro Station and parking garage (Wisconsin Avenue / Rockville Pike / Rt. 355 exit off I-495), departing at approximately 8:35 AM.
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.
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.
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. More info at: http://www.capitalhikingclub.org/Membership.cmpx
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: Refund (minus $5 fee) if before 2pm, the day before hike, you BOTH: 1.) Change RSVP to "No" -AND- 2.) Email request to CHCORGANIZER@GMAIL.COM. List date you paid, hike date, meetup name and full name. Pressing the "Request refund" link will send email
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.