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Hike: Maryland Heights

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 6 2015  9:30 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sun, May 10 2015 7:50 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 6 2015 12:01 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Douglas Boorstein
michael thomey
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Member Cost:$10.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will be hiking to Maryland Heights at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.  This is a moderately strenuous hike, but definitely doable for someone in reasonable shape.  Unless the forecast is for pouring rain, I do plan to do the hike.  We'll then eat lunch in a restaurant in town, likely Hannah's Train Depot, in Harper's Ferry.

Please note that the miles are approximate, but should be more or less six miles.  For those bringing dogs, please note that we will be using a short metal staircase (there's railings and such), but dogs don't like it because they can see through to the ground below.  You might have to carry your dog up (and down) this short staircase.

Required Items to Bring:

2 Liters of Water, snack for the hike.

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

Camera, sunblock, hat.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

We'll be meeting at the NPS visitor center, which is not in downtown Harpers Ferry, but is a short distance away. 

There's a free shuttle from the visitor center to the town/park. 

The location of the visitor center is 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

Directions From Washington Area

To get there, from the Washington area, you should take I-495 to I-270 north, and take that to Frederick, where you will get onto I-70 west very briefly.  Then, follow the "Combined Directions" below.

Directions From Baltimore

Coming from Baltimore, you will take I-70 West, then follow "Combined Directions" below.

Combined Directions

Continue west on I-70 past Frederick for about 1 mile

Take Exit #52 onto U.S. Route 340 (Charles Town and Leesburg exit)

Continue south/west on U.S. Route 340 to Harpers Ferry (22 miles)

Cross the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers

After crossing second bridge (Shenandoah River) proceed to stoplight at top of hill. Turn left into the main entrance of the park.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):96Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $38.40 (calculated at total miles (96) * $0.400, effective Sunday, February 17, 2019). This is based on the current gas, maintenance, and other costs of $0.400 per mile as stated by the IRS & This should be divided by the total number of people in the vehicle (incl driver).
For example: With 4 people in the vehicle, the expense per person on this trip would be $9.60. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

Additional advice: The cost of your trip is up to your driver. Your cost should not be greater than what is listed above, unless there is extenuating circumstances. If you want to be sure about the cost of the trip, check with your driver before you get into the vehicle. If you are the driver of the vehicle, this is a guideline to what you charge and not a rule.

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Member Cost:$10.00/Person
Cost Includes:

This is for admission to the park, and you will pay the park directly.

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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