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Dates: 4/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Myersville, MD
Event Name: Appalachian Trail to Washington Monument
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 107438 2017/Y1958
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km - 3C
Description: The walk follows the Appalachian Trail along the South Mountain Ridge and then ascends to Monument Knob and the monument. The monument was first built in 1827 by the citizens of Boonsboro and has been rebuilt at least twice. The tower was rebuilt in its present form by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. Mid-September is a peak time for spotting migratory birds such as hawks, eagles and falcons. The monument is the turnaround point for the walk and is an ideal place to plan a picnic lunch.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: No
Special Programs: Appalachian Trail, Bridges - Spanning the USA, National Parks Centennial Challenge
Start Times: Walk During Daylight Hours
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY (www.cva4u.org) - Parking lot for Appalachian Trail on Rte 40; 1/2mile west of Pleasant Walk Rd (39.53555, -77.60408)
Start Point / Driving Directions: REGISTRATION: Please use the online start box provided by the California Volkssport Association website (www.cva4u.org). Follow the left side link, 'Online Start Box', and the instructions provided to sign a waiver and register for this event. Payments for event credit and directions use Paypal. The directions and insert cards are PDFs that you can download and print as needed. The POC does not provide event directions or accept alternate payment methods. The entire online process should take less than 10 minutes for a first time user.

For more Trail information: www.appalachiantrail.org and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument_State_Park
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Be aware that rain and snow can make footing on the trail treacherous and the summer heat and humidity can be oppressive. We suggest you walk with sturdy boots and trekking poles or a hiking staff. There are no services on the trail so you must carry water and food. Pets are allowed on the Appalachian Trail, but owners must keep pets on leashes six feet or shorter. The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Contact: Alice Filemyr (240) 753-0009
Website: www.sugarloafers.org
E-Mail Contact: alice.filemyr@gmail.com