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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the MOC.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

Enjoy The Cold With Backpacking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Greenridge State Forest (western MD)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 20 2007  8:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 3 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jan 17 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Meir Gottlieb
Emilio Ungerfeld
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Member Cost:$5.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Let the cold weather invigorate you, and come backpacking with the MOC.

We'll hike from headquarters along the Pine Lick and Long Pond trails for about 11 miles starting on saturday morning at about 10 am. We'll camp out close to the C & O cannal and come back the opposite way on sunday.

Greenridge State Forest is very scenic and not too visited.

For more information:

The topography is hilly with some scrambling required at a couple of spots. Topos can be ordered at 301-478-3124

Required Items to Bring:
Winter backpacking gear (do not bring cotton)

Synthetic thermal wicking layers for upper and lower body
Synthetic fleece jacket or wool sweater
Synthetic fleece pants
Windproof/waterproof jacket
Windproof/waterproof pants/bibs
Thick wool or synthetic socks (bring extra)
Balaclava or face mask
Insulated, waterproof gloves
Insulated, waterproof footwear
Sturdy winter tent
Winter sleeping bag
Sleeping pad
Stove and fuel (can be shared; must work at low temperatures. If it is necessary to melt snow that can take much gas if ití»s cold)
At least two fire starting sources (e.g. storm-proof matches and flint)
Headlamp w extra batteries
Snacks: powerbars, trailmix etc
Freeze dried meals or similar
Breakfast: oatmeal or similar, tea, hot chocolate etc
Nalgene bottles (with wide mouth)
Toilet paper
Plastic whistle
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Trekking poles
Traction devices for boots
Snowshoes (depending on snow accumulation, they may be required; we will have to find out on this closer to the trip)
First aid kit
Heat exchanger

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Washington, D.C./Baltimore: Take I-70 west to I-68 west. Take exit #64 (M.V. Smith Road). Make a right onto M.V. Smith Road. The Headquarters Drive is on the right after crossing I-68.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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Member Cost:$5.00/Person
Cost Includes:back country permit
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:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!