This is a bit more of a mark-your-calendar type thing.
We'll take advantage of the 3-day weekend for MLK day and head out to do this horseshoe shuttle. We'll start at Annapolis Rocks just north of I-70 and walk north along the AT to Raven Rock Road. Then, we'll swing east and walk on roads for a few miles till we hook up with the Catoctin Mountain Trail. From there, we'll walk south till we reach the shuttle vehicle, which we'll have parked near the Frederick Municipal Forest and I-70. By walking this route, we'll hit some nice highlights of the AT as well as some lovely spots in the Mt. Catoctin area. Our total mileage should come to about 41--we'll be spending both Saturday and Sunday nights out. I'll figure out the campsites as the date approaches.
Hiking these miles in the winter will be challenging, though the ground would be moderate. You'll need to have good winter gear and be prepared for snow and ice. We may have to change plans if there's too much snow on the ground.
Please express interest. I'll screen you, if we haven't hiked together before, and confirm you for the trip.
I'll fill in the details as the date approaches.