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Gettysburg Battlefield Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gettysburg National Military Park, PA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 11 2006  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, May 27 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 10 2006 12:59 pm
Event Duration:6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:23
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 22 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Join us for a day hike at Gettysburg, the largest and bloodiest battle of the Civil War. We will start at the Visitors Center, and tour the part of the battlefield where much of the fighting on the crucial second and third days took place. We will alternate between walking on the battlefield and the touring road. We will go up to Little Round Top, and then head over to the Confederate side of the battlefield before ending with a march along the same route that Maj. General George Pickett and 12,000 Virginians and North Carolinians made in the climactic moments of the battle 143 years ago.

Required Items to Bring:
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Snacks or packed lunch
- Money for eating afterward
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Baltimore, take Interstate 795 N by way of exit 19 from I-695, then merge onto MD 140 N off exit 9B toward Westminster. Take the MD 97 ramp, turning slightly right to go north on 97. Go another 20 miles till you reach US 15N, then follow directions below.

From DC, head north on Interstate 270 toward Frederick. Merge onto US 15N at Frederick and follow direction below.

Head north on 15 and watch for signs to direct you to the National Park Service Visitor Center. The visitor center is located between Taneytown Road (State Rt. 134) and Steinwehr Avenue (Bus. Rt. 15). From East and West, drive into Gettysburg on US Rt. 30, turn South on Baltimore Street (Rt. 97), and follow signs to Steinwehr Avenue (Bus. 15). We will meet outside the front of the main entrance to the Visitors Center.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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