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Appalachian Trail
Day Hike: Appalachian Trail—Washington Monument State Park (MD) to Gathland SP (MD) Distance/Difficulty: 9.5 miles, STRENUOUS, with over 1000 ft. elevation gain and some very rocky sections Duration: about 6 hours, including shuttle Description: This hike will take us along the AT atop South Mountain, with chances to experience some great views, Civil War history, and Maryland monuments, including Maryland’s 1827 Washington Monument. Open to all adults and minors (with parental permission or accompanied by adult) prepared for a long, strenuous hike in August heat. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Bring plenty of water, lunch, a snack, and protection from ticks and other insects. Since this hike is one-way, a shuttle will be required at the end of the hike*. There is no charge for this hike. Cancellation policy: we will carry on in light rain but cancel in a downpour. Meet: 9 a.m. at Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Road, Jefferson, MD (1 mile east of MD Route 17) GPS Coordinates:[masked],[masked]. Additional information: This is a one-way hike. A shuttle provided by some drivers will be required at the end of the hike. *Please contact outings leader, Chris Craig to RSVP and for shuttle information back to trail head. Please be advised that the Sierra Club assumes no responsibility for shuttle/carpooling. Carpooling is at the sole risk of the participants. Leader: Chris Craig,[masked] or [masked] Nearest Town: Boonsboro, MD

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