Two clips I posted on YouTube showing the tidal overflows we were dealing with at the end of the day on Saturday - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=... and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=.... My first youtube postings and they seem to need a little work, but they get the idea across.
0 · March 12
Thanks, everyone for a great group and a great 28 miles along the beach! Obviously the logistics were challenging and, well, our "donation" to the park service raised the adventure bar some. I hope everyone had fun. I certainly appreciate everyone's good will and patience. Full trip report tomorrow!
0 · March 10
Something to think about:
Coast Guard Looking For Missing Vessel, Two Men 15 Miles Off Assateague Island
ASSATEAGUE -- The Coast Guard late Wednesday afternoon continues to search for two men missing from a disabled fishing vessel 15 miles off the coast of Assateague after rescuing via helicopter a third man who was found in a life boat.
Around 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Coast Guard Fifth District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon, or EPIRB, from the 67-foot fishing vessel “Seafarer” reporting a position about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island. The Coast Guard contacted the vessel’s owner, who believed the “Seafarer” had become disabled and the vessel’s sister ship started towing the “Seafarer.”
0 · March 6
How many park passes do we have? The park ranger says that we have to pay $15 per car (in addition to the $6 per person backcountry fee) that we leave on the Maryland end, but that fees do not apply for those with NPS passes. I have one: I assume a few of you guys them too. Also, I think we're going to use the State Line campsite--it's right on the ocean.
0 · March 4
I've done this backpack 2 times. You have 2 options for staking the tent - buy very wide aluminum stakes at the Sports Authority or bring several trash bags, fill them with sand and use them instead of stakes.
Walking on this particular coast is very easy. Plus you get to meet the ponies.
0 · February 26