Fri, Oct 14 2005 - Moonlight C&O Canal Hike (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Katie Stofer, jamie farner, Cynthia Hildenbrand, doug hanford, Gwen Savage, Jesse Allen, stephen pheiffer, Chuck Hildenbrand, Florence Joseph, Liz Mountz, Paula Moran, KC Yi, Ryan Michela, Wei Ma, Jeffrey Staggs, Cindy Haynes, Tracey Wagner|
Though the weather was pretty frightful leading up to the event,
we actually had a pretty clear night by the time we made it to the
falls. There was a crowd of probably 50 people total as this was
run by the Capital Hiking Club, so we hiked with a host of other
people - the groups I met included some friends from Boston
who had recently graduated and moved to the area, and we ran
into a group of Mormon teenagers hiking to the falls as we hiked
back - I guess we weren't the only ones with a permit to hike at
night. The CHC was very welcoming, and Julie and her sweep
(our hosts) were very competent.
Hiking in the dark took a little getting used to, and there were
puddles to dodge in some places, but on the way back people
managed without flashlights in a lot of cases - I even found
myself much more able to enjoy the scenery as I realized looking
at and worrying about my feet did me no good without any light,
but I walked along just fine thanks to the moon.
Thanks to the huge number of people, I'm not sure the entire
MOC group got together - those of us who carpooled found a
small clutch waiting at the trailhead, but there may have been
some newbies who couldn't locate us in the dark. For those that
didn't make it this time, the CHC usually runs this once a month
from April-November, so I'd encourage you to go some month. I
hope everyone had fun, as I certainly did!
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