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The SoCat Hike: Frederick Municipal Forest
|Event Location:||Frederick Municipal Forest. Frederick County, MD.|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Jun 26 2011 9:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Jun 11 2011 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Jun 25 2011 12:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||6+ hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Event Organizer(s):||Nate Payer|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, All Ages|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|City of Frederick Municipal Forest, it sounds so....administrative. Maybe they should change the name to "SoCat" or "SoCun" to attract more people (though not really)-- but you know you've never been here. So why not come out Sunday morning for an enjoyable 11 mile stretcher and enjoy some mountain and get a break from the heat, while just a short drive away. While this hike is long in distance, the grades are relatively mild--so don't be discouraged by the length. The forest's main purpose is the protect the water supply for the City of Frederick. It's located on Catoctin Mountain south of Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park.|
I will set up a central MD carpool if enough people request one.
See the Mr. Hyker's recon here.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||From Balto. area: I-70 west to exit 53, go north on US 15/40 to exit 6 and then go west on US 40/MD 144. Bear right on to US40 after 1+ miles. After about 3 miles, make right on Gambrill Park Road. After 4 to 5 miles make right on Hamburg Road. Continue about half mile to parking area for the Catoctin Trail. From DC: follow I-270 through to US 40/15. Then following the remaining above directions.|
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