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Annapolis Rock/ Black Rock dayhike rescheduled


The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Annapolis Rock trailhead (rte 40, West of Frederick MD)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 11 2012  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Oct 15 2012 12:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 10 2012 6:14 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

8 miles, RT, plan on about 4 hrs total time.  About 900 feet worth of elevation change. 

(yes, this description has been   appropraited from the hikingupward website)


The Annapolis Rock/Black Rock Cliff hike on the Appalachian Trail, is one of the most popular in Maryland, and for good reason. The views from both lookouts are spectacular on a clear day. From Annapolis Rock the vista is to the southeast and Greenbrier Lake, and from Black Rock Cliff a 180 degree panorama west.

Annapolis Rock is also a popular camping area, with a campground of 16 sites including 2 group sites. A campground caretaker is also on-site during the warmer months, and helps monitor the area and provide information to hikers. The Annapolis Rock Campground is a non-fee first come-first-serve location.

Annapolis Rock is not only a popular location for hikers, but also a favorite spot for rock climbers. Black Rock Cliff, 1.0 miles further north on the Appalachian Trail is the favorite of the two overlooks with many local hikers for its panoramic views and less traffic.

A post hike lunch in town is always a good thing!


Required Items to Bring:
hiking shoes/ boots. (It's on the AT. While not wet, muddy, it can be rocky) Adequate water Weather-appropraite outdoor clothing.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Camera for the overlooks Lunch/ snacks for the trail; cash/ credit for post-hike lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:http://www.hikingupward.com/OMH/AnnapolisRockBlackRockCliff/ offers full details, and a link to a Googlemaps mapper to the trailhead. It's about 20 miles west of Frederick city. There is no address to map the trailhead to- it's a small parking lot on the left (heading west) side of US rte 40. I'll likely be bringing my dogs, which preculdes me offering a carpool; however, attendees are always welcome to set one up and coordinate a carpool on their own.

Notes:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@mdoutdoorclub.com.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Amy Lipsius, at content@mdoutdoorclub.com.


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