Sat, Mar 13 2004 - Difficult Day Hike on the AT (Roller
Coaster) (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Jeff Schneider, Ronit Fix, Joanne Milne, Douglas Smith, Rob, Martha Stauss, Michelle Williams, Raja Chennamsetti, Trish Dorsey, Shana Yudowitch, michael loverde, Erik Venteris|
The Roller Coaster was a rocky journey. While driving
trailhead, two of us were stopped by Virginia's finest.
then the 9.6 miles of the trail itself provided
4,400 feet of elevation change, two states, and, of
ton of rocks.
Still, everyone's knees and ankles held out well and we
finished with plenty of sun left. All participants finished
of the leader, so the pace was pretty good, too. With all
climbs we made there were plenty of good views and
sunbathing to enjoy. There were no bugs to deal with--
couple of ATV riders and a surreptitious dog walker. We
saw a couple of PATC trail maintenance workers and
sincere gratitude goes out to the wonderful job they do
maintaining the trail.
When the hiking part was done, sleep seemed more
important than food--so we didn't go to out to eat. This
give some of us the opportunity to listen to the second
the thrilling Maryland basketball game. Four of us even
up early the next morning to hike another 13 miles with
Thanks to those who participated and I hope you had a
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