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George Washington's Forest Walk

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Arlignton, VA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 18 2007  12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Aug 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 15 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~2.5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Lori Bowes
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We’ll be more or less following one of the walkabouts developed by Walk Arlington and focusing on “George Washington’s Forest,” part of a 1200-acre tract of land Washington bought in 1775. With a little imagination, remains of the Colonial era can be glimpsed along the route. Although the walk will be in an urban area, much of it will be along recreational and park paths, such as the Washington & Old Dominion and Four-mile Run Trails, so we’ll be surrounded by greenery.

Along the way, stops will include the site of a mill built by Washington’s step grandson, the Long Branch Nature Center , and the Ball-Sellers House, a middle class home from the mid-18th century. Total distance will be about 4 miles.

Post walk, there will be an optional late lunch at Atlacatl, a nearby Tex-Mex/Salvadorian restaurant. Think warm and mushy pupusas, burritos, and cold Tecate beer.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Cash for optional contribution to Bell-Sellers House and optional lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We'll meet at the intersection of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Columbia Pike, just east of S Arlington Mill Drive on Columbia Pike. This location is accessible by bicycle, a quick bus ride from the Pentagon City metro, and car.

For questions on how to take metro or bicycle, please email the organizer.

Driving directions from Balto.:
Take 695 to 95S
Take 495 towards Northern VA
Take 66W
Get off 66 (either direction) and go south on Glebe Road (120 South, Exit 71). Turn right on Columbia Pike (244). After passing Atlacatl and the W&OD Trail sign, make a quick right onto South Arlington Mill Drive and look for street parking.

Coming from 395:
Get off at Glebe Road (120 North, Exit 7B) and go north on it (signs for Marymount University). After passing a post office on your left, turn left onto Columbia Pike (244). After passing Atlacatl and the W&OD Trail sign, make a quick right onto South Arlington Mill Drive and look for street parking.

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