Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Mar 26 2005 - Experts Only Hike on the AT (Ashby Gap) (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Jeff Schneider
Participants:Jeff Schneider, Jesse Allen, Emilio Ungerfeld, Rob, Kim Buhrman, Galen Wilkerson, Eric Austraw, Douglas Smith

Write Up:
We may have completed a 20 mile hike. According to the trailguide, we were on 19.6 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and then .4 to a quick stop at the Dick's Dome Shelter. However, Jeff concluded that there was a recent relocation on the trail between Ashby Gap and Sky Meadows State Park, so we're not quite sure how many miles we hiked.

Despite not knowing the exact amount, we certainly did hike a long time. Including quick breaks, we were on the trail for over 8 hours. The weather was foggy and overcast all day, which is probably better than a scorching sun (there were no overlooks anyhow). A little cold for Spring, but that made the warm setting of the overpriced Irish Pub in Middleburg nicer.

Thanks to everyone who came out and I hope you had a good time!

--Jeff Schneider

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