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PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT 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).

Mod Hike & Barbecue

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 27 2007  11:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 10 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 24 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~3-5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
H. Tran
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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:19
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, which towers 1,448 feet above the rivers, is the area's most strenuous and rewarding hike. In addition to furnishing breathtaking views of Harpers Ferry and the Potomac River, the mountain hides the ruins of many Civil War fortifications. Infantry trenches, artillery redoubts, ammunition pits, and military camps once extended across the heights. This is a moderate to difficult hike that is about 6-7 miles with an elevation gain of about 1300 ft.

There will be a post hike barbecue after for those who are interested. Directions will be provided to those like to attend.

For more info : National Park Sevice

Required Items to Bring:
light snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
digital camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From DC:
1. Go north into Maryland on I-495
2.Exit onto I-270 (from left lane of I-495) toward Frederick, Maryland
3. Continue on I-270 to Frederick
4. Continue west on I-70 at Frederick for about 1 mile
5. Take Exit 52 onto U.S. Route 340 (Charles Town and Leesburg exit)
6. Continue south/west on U.S. Route 340 to Harpers Ferry (22 miles)
7. Cross the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers and continue west on U.S. Route 340
8. Turn left at the traffic light and proceed to the Harpers Ferry NHP Cavalier Heights Visitor Center

From Baltimore:
1. Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) west toward Catonsville/Towson
2. Exit onto I-70 west toward Frederick, Maryland
3. Continue west on I-70 past Frederick for about 1 mile
4. Take Exit #52 onto U.S. Route 340 (Charles Town and Leesburg exit)
5. Continue south/west on U.S. Route 340 to Harpers Ferry (22 miles)
6. Cross the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers
7. After crossing second bridge (Shenandoah River) proceed to stoplight at top of hill. Turn left into the main entrance of the park.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$5.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$5.00/Person
Cost Includes:parking fee at Harpers Ferry
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!