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Hike at Catoctin Mtn. Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Thurmont, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 21 2012  9:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 11 2012 8:41 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 18 2012 11:59 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Chris B.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join the MOC for a nice hike through Catoctin Mtn. Park. This will be a loop of about 8 miles or so in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont. Elevation change is on the order of 1000’ to 1200’. We'll visit Cunningham Falls, Wolf Rock, Hog Rock, Chimney Rocks and several vistas.  **route may change depending on trail closures.

Since I will bring dogs, I am unable to organize a carpool for this event.  If someone would like to be the point person for a carpool, please indicate that in your registration and I will add carpool to the event.


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Required Items to Bring:

Weather-appropriate layered clothing
Hiking boots
Minimum 1.5 liters water

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Baltimore take I-70 west (or from DC take I-270 north) to US Route 15 at Frederick. From its junction with I-70, take US 15 north approximately 17 miles to Thurmont, and exit onto MD 77 west. Travel west on MD 77 for about 3 miles to Park Central Road on your right. Take this right and the Visitor Center is right there.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!