Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Jun 27 2004 - Difficult Day Hike on the AT (Blackburn Center) (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Jeff Schneider
Participants:Laura Pomerance, Martin Meyer, Fred Wang, Rob, Jared Dant, Terrence Brann, Robert Petty, Danielle Max, Jack Brinson, Tony Rossi, Ted Hellen, evgeniya arzamazova, Adam Miller, Greg Chatel, Paula Moran, Jeff Schneider, Brian Loughery, Laura Loughery, Ronit Fix, Steve Gardner, Carrie Graff

Write Up:
Beautiful weather, thirteen miles in the deep forest, a couple of nice views, and an excellent turnout--there's not much more you could have asked for!

Most of us got to the trailhead nice and early. Since Ted was familiar with the area, he led some people out to the shelter three miles in. The rest of us caught up soon afterward. Late introductions were done on the shelter's deck and the leader went over some of the complexities involving the privy at Blackburn Center.

Right before the Blackburn Center there was a pretty good view--many hikers relaxed with their lunch there, while others went down to the Blackburn Center to refill their water supplies. A nice group of Potomac Appalachian Trail Club volunteers were there to greet us.

This time of year, it was pretty rare to have a day with little humidity. Perhaps that explains why we completed thirteen miles in a rather impressive six hours.

The event was capped off with a fun dinner at one of the MOC's favorite establishments--Brewer's Alley in Frederick. After a couple cold drinks and a satisfying meal, it was time to go home and plan future MOC events!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and I hope you had a good time.

--Jeff Schneider

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