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Monocacy Battlefield Easy Day Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 6 2007  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Dec 21 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 4 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:About 3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
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:5
Number Registered So Far: 23 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

One of the lesser known battles of the Civil War, Monocacy also is one of the closest to Washington, DC. It was fought on 9 July 1864 as part of the final Confederate invasion of the North. Although the battle was a Southern victory, it bought time for the Union to rush troops to the capital, and, yet again, Washington was saved!

We will meet at the Gambrills Visitor Center before driving over to the main part of the battlefield, where we will go on a series of trails on either side of I-270 that together total about 5 miles in length. Afterward, we'll head into Frederick to have a late lunch for those so inclined.

Required Items to Bring:
- Comfortable hiking shoes/boots
- Water
- Weather-appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Money for optional dinner afterward
- Snacks
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the North, East, or West (Baltimore or Frederick) use I-70, take Exit 54 (Market Street), then turn south on Maryland Route 355. The Gambrill Mill Visitor Center is located one-tenth of a mile south of the Monocacy River bridge.

From the South (Washington, DC) use I-270N, take Exit 26 (Urbana). Turn left onto Rt. 80 and proceed two-tenths of a mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Rt. 355 North. The Gambrill Mill Visitor Center is located 3.7 miles north on Rt. 355.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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