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Hibernation season is over - AT section - Snicker's Gap-Harpers Ferry = 21 mile

  • Potomac St

    Potomac St, Harpers Ferry, We (map)

    39.324162 -77.731361

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  • STRENUOUS DAY HIKE

    The first of several AT section hikes.
    One way long distance DAY HIKE close to the Metropolitan area.

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    Consider this a training hike for something that I do have coming in a couple months.
    All AT section hike to be post-it for now&on will be 1 way (not a loop) and the distance will be increase between 1-3 mile each time.
    In between AT hikes there will be more hikes in others area that are a loop but still all of them long distance.
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    For most this will be an ultra and/or extreme hike.
    You have to be in exceptional physical/health condition to try this.
    Due to distance this hike is set to star very early in the morning.

    I do consider this hike strenuous but not extreme and is not suitable for novices. Please consider your physical condition if attending this activity, remember to wear comfortable shoes that won't fall apart and bring along whit you a great and positive attitude.

    GEAR:
    1.) Warm outer layer

    2.) Wool cap/gloves
    3.) Rain suit
    4.) Extra pair of socks
    5.) Day backpack
    6.) Bladder
    7.) 2 liter of water
    8.) Safety Whistle
    9.) Lunch-Snakes-Etc.
    10.) 1 piece of duct-tape
    11.) Heat lamp+extra batteries

    WEATHER: We are an explorer/adventure group but due to weather environment, this event will get canceled if heavy rain is forecasted.


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    GPS coordinates:[masked],[masked] 
    Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/uoDbU
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    How we do this: This is a 1 way hike, we are moving South to North starting on Appalachian Trail Snicker's Gap area (route 7 on Virginia) and ending on Harpers Ferry MD. border covering a 21 miles distance, we need to leave a couple cars to shuttle on end point  (Harpers Ferry) where we all are going to meet at 6 am.  and from there drive to star point, when finishing 1 or 2 drivers will take the remain drivers back to they cars on star point where we leave the second group of cars and drive back to end point to pick it up the rest of hikers and from there we drive back home (Vienna Metro)

    We will be hiking from 7 am to 5 pm (estimated) and will keep an steady pace of 3 mile x hr. Remember to bring enough foot/snakes/water and layers to keep your self warm. 
    This is a long 1 way hike, NOT SCAPE ROUTES having set even when there will be many bail-out points along the way there will not be no body to pick you up unless you decide to hitchhike back, meaning...you are and will be on your own.
    Do NOT join us unless you are 100% sure you can make from point A to point B.

    REMEMBER metro doesn't run early in the morning so plane ahead.
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    CARPOOL: Don't forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!
    Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.
    Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.
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  • Darwin

    A couple of you have show interest but not commitment on this kind of activity and we need to communicate if we want it to work, this is a team effort, I'm going to re-schedule again for March 30, hope some of you can make this time.

    March 15, 2013

    • Alex L.

      I wish I could make it but I have family in town then

      March 15, 2013

  • Darwin

    @ ALL IMPORTANT: Due to very unusual lack of communication and not knowing the outcome about your participation on this event in which every one has an important roll to play I rater "cancel" the same.

    March 15, 2013

  • Alysia

    Hi everyone! I would love to make this one and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. But I'm finding I may need to carpool with someone to get there. Is anyone going from the Columbia/Elicotty City/Elkridge/Catonsville area in MD? If so. please do let me know. I'm so excited!!

    March 15, 2013

    • Alysia

      I can take the Marc train and metro to a more convenient location if that would make it easier.

      March 15, 2013

  • Alex L.

    Sorry I wont be able to make this one

    March 14, 2013

  • Sarah W.

    I injured my knee running yesterday, officially on ice. My loss.

    March 14, 2013

  • Darwin

    Have questions/comments, let me know: Darwin[masked]

    March 14, 2013

  • Darwin

    There are some people that need a ride, can you help?

    March 14, 2013

  • Darwin

    @ ALL - How many of you still up for this?
    The main idea is to meet in Vienna metro north parking lot at 5 am. have in mind is weekend, there will NOT be metro service until 7 am. From there we will drive (1 hr) to Harpers Ferry MD. depending on many person assist leave 1-2 cars there (this is end point trek) load every body in remain cars and drive (35 minute.) to point A (Snicker's Gap-route 7) star hike trail head and star the hike at 7-7:30 am

    March 14, 2013

  • Chume

    I have a two doors sedan car and will be coming from Reston. Any suggestion for me to meet ? And Time?

    March 13, 2013

    • Darwin

      Vienna Metro, north parking lot at 5 am.

      March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wondering if anyone has room in their car, coming from College Park but can meet a car pool in route?

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans.

    March 13, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Can i get more info? Is it a boat ride?

    March 11, 2013

    • Darwin

      Please READ the details on trip description.

      March 12, 2013

  • Alex L.

    I will also need a ride if possible, I am in the Rockville area but I can cab to a convenient location for the driver, Thanks!

    March 10, 2013

  • Darwin

    By the way I'm on DC. Capitol Hill area and will need a ride, if someone is in the area or close-by and have an spot on your car will like to take it, I can take a cab anywhere you are located.

    March 10, 2013

  • Darwin

    @ ALL - Time to set carpool, please if you can give a ride post here from where and how many you can take.
    Have in mind that it will be 1:30 min. driving to meet up point on Harpers Ferry (from DC area just to give you and idea) and we have to be there at 6 am.

    March 10, 2013

  • Myrna S L.

    Approx. how long would this hike take? Also at what pace, I have never done a hike per se though I have done a 21 mile walk in NY.

    March 10, 2013

    • Darwin

      This is NOT a walk, if you haven't hike before this is not for you.

      March 10, 2013

  • Darwin

    This trip still a GO, we will meet at Harpers Ferry Antrack parking area at 6:00 AM.
    GPS coordinates:[masked],[masked]
    Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/uoDbU

    March 7, 2013

  • April T.

    She did the 21 mile hike with me.

    1 · February 13, 2013

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