UPDATE!! Milage split has changed! The first day will be 18 miles! Please consider your RSVP status given this news!
From Penmar (PA-MD line) to Gathland Park, MD... You've never seen extreme trail backpacking action like this! Totally hardcore all the way bro!
*Note: "Extreme" is subjective...
Day 1: 18 miles
Day 2: 12 miles
Starting at Penmar we warm up by walking up to the overlook for a view of the surrounding mountains and farmlands before heading south to:
Annapolis Rocks for another breathtaking view after which we will head two more miles south to camp.
I'll be providing dinner's main dish for both the meat eaters and non-meat eaters, the exact specifics of which are TBD. Whatever is decided upon you can bet will be piping hot after cooking over the campfire! As always, smores will follow:) You are on your own regarding sides for dinner.
Day two, after our morning rituals around the camp fire, we will head through:
Washington Monument State Park..
Then continue south for one last scenic view:
before arriving in Gathland park. I estimate we will arrive there around 3:30pm, then will require an additional 30~45 minutes to shuttle back to the cars at Penmar.
Depending on finishing time and interest we may reward our two days of SUPER CRAZY FUNTIME EXTREME HIKING! with some great BBQ at Blackhog: http://www.blackhogbbq.com/
Weather in the third weekend of March:
It has always been unpredictable in this area. Some years it has been 70 degree's and sunny, others there have been blizzards. Anyone coming should already know the drill, just be aware that the marvelous possibilities are endless!
All attendees will be contacted after they signup to verify they have the level of fitness, gear, and experience backpacking required. Nothing personal is meant by this, nor if you are not allowed to go. It is for the safety of everyone that each person be a good fit for this event.
I will need three drivers to work with me on shuttling arrangements which will require an earlier start for those lucky few!