The battle of Gettysburg that took place 150 years ago is mired in controversies that are alive and well discussed even to this day. Was Pickett's Charge truly the "High watermark of the Confederacy?" Did Longstreet let Lee down by delaying his attack on the second day? Should Meade have followed and more aggressively tried to crush Lee's retreating army? We won't even mention Dan Sickles (and the leg that he lost, still on display at Walter Reed). One fact with little controversy: Gettysburg is probably the most visited battlefield, with none other than Lincoln being one of the early visitors (Gettysburg Address). Come explore the battlefield with us on this second of the two-part hike, so that you can form your own views. We will visit the battlefields to the South of Gettysburg, including Cemetery Ridge, Little Round Top, Devils Den, Wheatfield, Peach Orchard, and Seminary Ridge. We will take a quick tour of the new Seminary Ridge Museum. About 10 miles with some climbing. Moderate pace (3-3.5 mi/hr). Bring lunch, water, and good footwear.
Leaders: Patrick, Mike and Mano[masked](C)
Car pool fee: $12
Park entry fee: None
Hike rating is based on both the linear distance and elevation change with 400 feet of climbing considered equivalent to 1 mile linear distance. The ratings are: A=Difficult (greater than 13 miles), B=Moderately Difficult (10-13 miles), C=Moderate (7-10 miles), D=Easy (less than 7 miles). If unsure start fromm an Easy hike and work your way up.