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Gathland State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burkittsville, Md
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 12 2008  11:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Mar 27 2008 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 10 2008 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~3.5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
H. Tran
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:27
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

"Gathland State Park was once the mountain home of George Alfred Townsend, a Civil War journalist. It is the site of a unique collection of buildings and structures that he designed and constructed, some of which have been restored. A large, stone monument dedicated to war correspondents is an outstanding attraction at this day use park." We will be hiking a 10 mile round trip on the Appalachian Trail with an elevation of roughly 1600' , therefore the pace will be fairly quick to be finished in 3-4 hrs.

For more info. /Gathland State Park

Required Items to Bring:
insects repellent
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
hiking shoes/boots

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Baltimore:

1.Take Exit 17A (I-695 W, Baltimore, Towson) on right 9.9 miles
2.Take Exit 16 (I-70, Frederick, Park & Ride) on right 0.2 miles
3.Take I-70 W (Frederick) ramp on left 39.4 miles
4.Take Exit 52 (US-340 W, US-15 S, Charles Town, Leesburg) on right 0.3 miles
5.Take US-340 W (US-15 S, Charles Town, Leesburg) ramp on left 4.2 miles
6.Continue onto US-340 W 7.6 miles
7.Take MD-17 (Brunswick, Burkittsville) exit on right 0.2 miles
8.Take MD-17 N (Burkittsville) ramp on right 5.1 miles
9.Turn left onto E Main St (Gapland Road) 2 miles
10.Turn right on Arnoldtown Road. Park in parking area on left marked "P" below.

1.Merge onto Capital Beltway/I-495 N via the ramp to Maryland
Entering Maryland
2.Slight left at I-270-SPUR N (signs for Rockville/I-270/Frederick)
merge onto I-270 N
3.Take exit 32 to merge onto I-70 W toward Hagerstown
4.Take exit 52 to merge onto US-15 S/US-340 W toward Charles Town/Leesburg
Continue to follow US-340 W
5.Take the MD-17 N exit toward Burkittsville
6.Merge onto Burkittsville Rd/MD-17
Continue to follow MD-17
7.Turn left at W Main St
8.Continue on Gapland Rd.
9.Turn right on Arnoldtown Road. Park in parking area on left marked "P"

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