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Moderate Hike at Manassas Battlefield

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Manassas National Battlefield, VA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 6 2011  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jul 22 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 5 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4-5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This will be a moderate hike of roughly 7 miles in length at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, VA. This will be a loop hike that will have half through the battlefield of the 1st battle of Manassas (1861) and half through that of the 2nd battle of Manassas (1862). In addition to a good work out hiking in the bucolic setting of the park, you'll also get treated to a little history (from yours truly). For more info about the park, you can visit this site.

We will be hiking two days after the 150th anniversary of the first battle, which also was the very first major battle of the Civil War. In fact, the Park Service intends to have a number of reenactors present all weekend long showcasing army life and giving presentations about the battle, and we will have a chance to check them out and interact with them. Reenactors (especially Civil War reenactors) can be an interesting crowd--(mostly) bearded, overweight, middle-aged men portraying (mostly) bearded, underweight, young men. But don't worry, they don't bite (mostly!).

After the hike, we will find a place to eat a little late lunch/early dinner nearby outside of the battlefield.

Required Items to Bring:
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Water
- Light snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Money for eating afterward
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Baltimore: Take I-95 or 295 South, then take I-495 toward College Park/N. Virginia. Take Exit 49 to I-66 West, then follow directions below.

From Washington: Take I-66 West for 12.7 miles, then take exit 52 for US-29 toward Centreville. Turn right onto US-29 S/Lee Hwy and go 4.4 miles. Turn right onto VA-234 N/Sudley Rd, go a half mile and the entrance to the park will be on the right.

Manassas National Battlefield Park
6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109-2358
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:Entrance fee to park.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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