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Gettysburg II

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.

Rating: B

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.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a nice way to visit Gettysburg. Thanks!

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kathy says that we are here at the Cyclorama parking lot and she would like to know if you are coming?

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am not hiking today, I apologize

      September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am going to have to pass. I have family coming to town.

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's the estimate on return time?

    September 17, 2013

    • Monster

      Hard to say; it invariably turns out to be later than my estimate. How about 6-7 p.m. latest, to be conservative?

      1 · September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks; I 'm passing on this one, not because of time, but recent back problems and not sure if I can handle 10 miles so soon

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I definitely want to meet you all at the site. I live in Woodbridge and would rather drive. What's the address I can GPS and what time should I be there?

    September 10, 2013

    • Monster

      We park at the "old Cyclorama lot" on Taneytown road : ) Sorry don't have GPS coordinates. Route: Take US 15; once you enter Pennsylvania look for Taneytown Road and take the exit; turn left; lot is to your left in about 3-5 miles. If you reach Gettysburg you went too far. 9:30.

      September 10, 2013

  • Katherine R.

    We live 1 hour away from Gettysburg and would like to drive. Approximately what time could we meet you there? Also, where would we meet?

    July 23, 2013

    • Monster

      Details yet to be worked out. It should be possible for you to drive up and meet the group there. Let's touch base a week before the trip. -- Mano

      July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never mind, just found the pdf explaining the rating system used.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    From the description I'm guessing this is good for beginners too..Is that correct?

    June 13, 2013

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    Director of Entertainment/Hike Leader, Organizer,
    Event Host
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  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member
  • A former member
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Mc Lean, VA

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