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Haunted Halloween Camping Trip
|Event Location:||Point Lookout State Park, MD|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Oct 29 2004 9:00 pm (Carpool Departure: 6:00 pm *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Tue, Oct 12 2004 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Oct 26 2004 12:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||All weekend|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Event Organizer(s):||Alvin Liem|
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|Member Cost:||$36.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||24|
|Minimum Group Size:||12|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|font class=warningNote: If you sign up for this event, you must make your payment via PayPal when you register in order to confirm your spot. Anyone who doesn't pay when they/font font class=warningregister could have their registration cancelled without warning. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the MOC a href="mailto:email@example.com"Events Coordinator/a./font brbr Join the MOC for a spooky Halloween weekend, for a haunted camping trip complete with ghosts, goblins, and haunted woods! We will drive down to Point Lookout State Park in Southern Maryland Friday evening, set up camp and tell ghost stories around the camp fire. The next day we will go for a five mile moderate hike through the park, viewing old Civil War camps, relics, and the remains of a small prison. brbr That evening, we will go on the Spirits of Point Lookout ghost tour through the park. Point Lookout State Park hosts this event, sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Southern Maryland. This event is being held at a well known haunted location to add to the night’s excitement! brbr Peaceful, beautiful Point Lookout State Park, at the very tip of St. Mary's County, is known for great fishing and beautiful scenery. But the shadows in the piney woods don't all come from the high trees. The Point and its environs are as full of hauntings as a trick or treat bag is with candy. It's on the list of popular spots for parapsychologists who collect photos and recordings that document specters lounging under trees and in buildings or ordering visitors to go away. During the Civil War, Point Lookout was the site of a prison camp for Confederate soldiers, with a reputation as notorious as Andersonville's. Local residents and park rangers swear to ghostly happenings in and around the parts of the park that once housed the camp. brbr The Spirits of Point Lookout tour is elaborate and interactive. Walkers leave the ranger station and step along the 'Road from Hell," which is what the path to the prison camp was called. Along the way, re-enactors stage events that actually occurred. There's a trial of a prisoner who falls dramatically into a waiting coffin when he's found guilty and shot. Prisoners try to hide among the walkers to escape the camp when the tour leaves the stockade. brbr There's a car wreck that actually happened when teenagers playing 'chicken' lost control. A mortician practices his trade at one site, asking for volunteers. The lighthouse itself is reputedly haunted and the lighthouse keepers have lots of stories to tell. The county's most famous semi-former resident is the "Lady in White," Lucy Taylor. She's familiar to locals who spot her wandering through the county looking for her family's gravestones. The Guided Tour Includes the walking tour which is 50 minutes long and proceeds through the woods and throughout various parts of Pt. Lookout State Park. brbr After a scary night in the haunted park, we will rise the next day for a hike at nearby Calvert Cliffs or another popular hiking destination.|
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Directions from Baltimore:br From Rt. 695 Follow to Rt. 97 south to Rt. 3 south (Rt. 3 will turn into Rt. 301. Follow Rt. 301 south. From Rt. 301 south continue to Rt. 4 south in Upper Marlboro. Follow Rt. 4 south all the way across the Solomons Island Bridge. After the Solomons Island Bridge the first traffic light you come to will be Rt. 235. Turn left onto Rt. 235 south. Follow Rt. 235 south into a town called Ridge (there will be a blinking red light). Turn left onto Rt. 5 south. Follow Rt. 5 south as far as it will go (approximately 7 miles) and you will be in Point Lookout. After the entrance sign, the second road on the right will be the campground. When you arrive in the campground, park at the left and register at the Ranger Station. brbr Directions from Washington, D.C.:br From Rt. 495 Follow to Rt. 4/Pennsylvania Avenue south to Upper Marlboro. Continue on Rt. 4 south until you cross the Solomons Island Bridge. After the Solomons Island Bridge the first traffic light you come to will be Rt. 235. Turn left onto Rt. 235 south. Follow Rt. 235 south into a town called Ridge (there will be a blinking red light). Turn left onto Rt. 5 south. Follow Rt. 5 south as far as it will go (approximately 7 miles) and you will be in Point Lookout. After the entrance sign, the second road on the right will be the campground. When you arrive in the campground park at the left and register at the Ranger Station. brbr|
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|Carpool Departure Time:||6:00 pm|
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|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||Ghost tour, camping fees, five meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner on Saturday, and breakfast & lunch on Sunday), and processing fees|
|Payment Cut Off:||Payment must be received by the MOC on Tue, Oct 26 2004.|
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