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Billy Goat- section A

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: parking area across st from 10800 MacArthur Blvd Potomac MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 28 2013  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, May 8 2013 2:54 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 27 2013 2:54 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:4 Miles
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:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Hiking the Billy Goat Trail- section A: rock scramble.

NOTE:  while part of this is on the towpath, most is on the trail- which involves rock scrambles, and at least some significiant climb on exposed rock,  If you've a fear of heights, or bad knees, this may not be for you.  No Dogs. Rain the day of cancels/ rescheudles....wet granite is not fun.

There's a gravel/ dirt parking lot across the road from the Old Anglers' Inn (10800 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD.  We'll meet in that parking lot, closest to the road.

This is a moderate 4 mile hike minutes from the hustle and bustle of our nation’s capitol. It’s a great place to develop “hiking legs”. For a place so close to a major metropolis there is so much …. wild power and natural beauty here as you watch the Potomac force its way through the rocky crags of Great Falls and the narrows just above Mather’s Gorge The hike description is found on the midatlantichikes webiste:

 Depending on how the group feels, once we get to the end, we can either walk back on the towpath-- or backtrack, and do the trail in reverse.

Lunch, after, is always an option.


Required Items to Bring:
Boots. Really do not recommend sneakers on this. Water- always
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Snacks Sunscreen/ weather appropriate clothing. Camera may need bug spray for some marshya reas close to the river. cash, for lunch afterwords, if itnerested.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet at the parking lot closest to the road. The nearest landmark/ address is the Old Angler's Inn (across the street), 10800 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD. This address always works well for me with GPS, or GoogleMaps.

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Cost Includes:n/a

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Rain- or threatening weather the day of cancels/ rescheudles. The hike is on exposed granite surfaces...which is a poor mix with rain/wet weather.