MD-AT section hike from the Gathland SP to the Weverton Cliffs
• Date: Dec. 8, 2012 (Saturday)
• Time: 10:00 AM
• Meeting: Weverton Cliffs parking lot
We will meet in the Weverton parking lot and shuttle to the Gathland State Park. At the park, the GATH’s War Correspondents Arch, a National historic monument, will welcome the hikers. The Arch was built by George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist, in 1896. GATH was his pen name.
We will hike 6.7 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The trail is rated as moderate. We will stop by the Ed Garvey shelter for snacks. The shelter was built with covered windows on the 2nd floor where information about Edward Garvey is maintained.
After hiking 2.1 more miles, we will be at the Weverton Cliffs to enjoy a nice view to the Potomac River. We will have lunch at the Cliffs before coming down to the parking lot.
Below are links for the Gathland SP and Ed Garvey shelter.
Near the Gathland State Park, on the West Main Road between Buckittsville and the Park, there is an interesting spot of “Gravity Hill.”
Direction to the parking lot from Frederick:
Take Rt 340 West/South for 14.7 miles
Make right onto Rt 67
Make the first right onto Weverton Rd to the parking lot on your right.