PATC Maps 1 & 2 / MD Bus
$26. Long hike: 11½ mi., 2000 ft. ascent, 2200 ft. descent. Moderate hike: 8½ mi., 1600 ft. ascent, 2000 ft. descent.
Early fall colors should be evident today as we venture north into Pennsylvania to tramp a stretch of the Appalachian Trail south of Carlisle. Long hikers hit the AT at its crossing of Pine Grove and Green Mountain Road and head north, climbing over Trents Hill and then following the route of the moderate hikers, who start at Rt. 94. We’ll all traverse aptly named Rocky Ridge (outstanding views make up for the rocky footing), pass by Center Point Knob, and end in Boiling Springs. If time allows we’ll stop at Peters Orchards for fresh produce.
Leaders: Jacqueline F. and Eleanor
* RESERVATIONS *
Capital Hiking Club is a non-profit group, and the public is invited on all trips. Reservations are accepted as late as Friday, but reserving before Wednesday night helps ensure your spot and prevent cancellation of the hike due to low sign-ups. RSVP through Meetup and pay through PayPal. Please be sure your RSVP gives your full name and phone number and where you'll be boarding the bus. We don't want to leave you behind!
* FIRST-TIME HIKERS *
If you're a first-time hiker with us, please notify the leaders in advance so they can make sure you have the info you need. Hikers must be able to keep at least a 2 mph pace.
* BUS STOPS: MARYLAND ROUTING *
Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before times listed below. All our bus stops are Metro accessible. If you're driving to meet the bus, we strongly advise using the Grosvenor bus stop, as parking is extremely limited at the others. Bus stops and times are as follows:
--- DC: Southeast corner of 16th and I St. NW
(http://bit.ly/16thandEye) Bus leaves at 8 a.m. SHARP.
--- Connecticut Ave. and Porter St,, NW, northeast corner
(http://bit.ly/ConnecticutPorter) Bus briefly stops at the curb in front of
the Broadmoor Apartments to pick up hikers about 8:10 a.m.
--- Connecticut Ave. and McKinley St., NW, southeast corner
(http://bit.ly/ConnecticutMcKinley) Bus stops at the bus shelter in front
of the Safeway to pick up hikers about 8:20 a.m.
--- Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station, North Bethesda
(http://bit.ly/Grosv_Metro) Bus stops at the bus shelter nearest to
Metro Station walkway entrance between the station and the parking garage about 8:30 a.m.
* WHAT TO WEAR, WHAT TO BRING *
Bring sufficient food and water for a day's outing in a pack along with individual first aid articles, a whistle, and extra clothing according to the season. Sturdy boots or shoes are a necessity. It's recommended to carry 8 oz. of water per mile to be hiked, and more in hot weather. Gatorade or other electrolyte drink is also advisable. ... Also, bring cash for post-hike refreshments!
* LIABILITY *
By RSVP'ing for a CHC hike, you acknowledge and accept that hikers are responsible for their own safety and must assume risks and liability for all outings. CHC leaders, officers, and representatives shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips or club activities. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver the day of the hike.
* CANCELLATION POLICY *
If you need to cancel and would like to request a refund, before 2 p.m. the day before the hike,
(1) Change your RSVP to "No"
(2) Email your request to [masked] .
List the DATE YOU PAID and your FULL NAME.
There's a $5 cancellation fee per seat canceled.
* MORE DETAILS *