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Hike: Maryland Heights
|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|
|Event Organizer(s):||Douglas Boorstein|
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|Member Cost:||$10.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|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.
|How to Get There:|
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.
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|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
|Carpool Directions:||Log in for directions|
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 & Cars.com. 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.
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