A Mini-Camino in the DC Area!

Hi folks,

One of our members (Veronica) had a great suggestion for a spring meetup: heading out to Point of Rocks, Maryland, from there hiking/walking along the C&O Canal to Harper's Ferry, and then staying an evening in Harper's Ferry in our very own "albergue" (one of Hostelling International's properties). Call it a mini-Camino, DC-style! Some key details:

1) The walk from Point of Rocks to Harper's Ferry is, according to lovely Google maps, 13.6 miles. 2) More information on the albergue can be found at http://www.hiusa.org/maryland/knoxville/harpers-ferry. If we get enough interest, we'd hope to rent out the whole facility for our group for the evening.

2) We discussed leaving cars in both Point of Rocks and in Harper's Ferry, so that folks could have the option of heading home after morning breakfast, or taking a second day to walk back to Point of Rocks and head home from there. Choices abound. We tentatively picked a weekend in mid-May as a good time to go. Knowing that plans may well change, can folks nonetheless let me know if they might be interested in attending? I can then see about booking space and coordinating transportation options. Thanks!
Kristin PS - Please note that the times and location below are somewhat subject to change, but this is the general idea....

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  • Enrique S P.

    My sons graduate from college that Saturday. Great walk!

    April 20, 2014

  • Fred A.

    Sorry I will be on the Camino Frances then. Hope that you all enjoy the trip. See you the next time.

    March 25, 2014

  • Reinaldo Luis A.

    I will be driving cross country that week to San Diego and back. If there is an event later this summer I will try to attend.

    March 24, 2014

  • Erika

    This is a fabulous idea! This weekend works for me. The only weekend that won't is the weekend of the 31st.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Tammy

    Thanks for posting the event Kristin. If you stick with a May date, I won't be able to attend as I'll be on the Camino in Spain. Maybe next time.

    March 23, 2014

  • Jim

    This is a great idea. Regrettably I'm in a class until 1 PM on that date, but I might meet you all in Harper's Ferry for dinner on Saturday night.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Ann L B

    My youngest is graduating from Haverford that weekend. Wish I could join you! Next time!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • HelenB

    I hope I can make it. I'm working on planning a trip at the end of May - Romania, Mongolia, or Brittany (that Celtic pull again)

    1 · March 23, 2014

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