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New Meetup: AT Section STRENUOUS LONG DISTANCE DAY HIKE #4 Compton Gap-Hawskbill Gap 34 mile

From: Darwin
Sent on: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:09 PM

Announcing a new Meetup for The Washington Backpackers Meetup Group!

What: AT Section STRENUOUS LONG DISTANCE DAY HIKE #4 Compton Gap-Hawskbill Gap 34 mile
When: Sunday, April 29,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where: Centreville Park & Ride
14700 Lee Hwy
Centreville, VA 20120

This is a training hike toward the Presidential Traverse/Devil's Path/Great Range Traverse to be done in NY and NH and the 4 states 41 mile ultra hike in September 1, 2012
STRENUOUS DAY HIKE suitable ONLY for long distance experience trekkers.
Due to season/short day light this hike is set to star very early in the morning.

The four hike of a long distance hike series.
Trail map detail:
One way long distance DAY HIKE close to the Metropolitan area, in a nice weather environment.

This hike is considered strenuous but not extreme and is NOT suitable for novices due to length. Please consider your physical condition if attending this activity and remember to pack water, trail snacks, HEADLAMP and bring along whit you a great attitude. Hiking sticks are helpful but not required.
Clothing essential: Wind on the ridge will be cold, wear in layers is a must + wool cap/gloves.
WEATHER: We are an explorer/adventure group but due to weather environment, this event will get canceled if heavy rain is forecast.

FIRST MEETUP LOCATION: Centreville Park@Ride 4:30 AM
14700 Lee Hwy - Centreville, VA 20120
or Trail head 6:00 AM.

Trail Head Star point:[masked], [masked]
Trail head End point:[masked], [masked]

Google link Centreville to star point:
http://g.co/maps/h9nmx

Google link star to end point:
http://g.co/maps/39xer

WHEN: Sunday, April 29 - 6:00 AM.
COST: $18 Skyline Dr. access fee. Budget about $10.00 for gas share if carpooling + any $$$ for after party breakfast/dinner.
CARPOOL: Riders should leave from the DC area and expect to drive 1:30 hour to the meetup location.
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: 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.

REMEMBER metro doesn't run early in the morning so plane ahead.

By RSVPing in this or any WB trips, you agree to waiver liability terms.

http://files.meetup.com/317560/Washington%20Backpackers%20Liabilit.pdf

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