Unlikely Hikers in D.C.! October 7, 2017!

PLEASE RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite!

It’s finally happening! The D.C. area Unlikely Hikers group hike and meet-up is on the books! Can I tell you how tough it is to confidently choose a trail I’ve never done and then ask a bunch of people I haven’t met yet to hike it with me? Ha! I did a lot of research, but this will be an adventure!

We will be meeting at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park and doing Sections B & C of the Billy Goat Trail!

Park in the Carderack parking area (map below) and we’ll meet in the picnic area at 10am. Maybe I’ll make a flag or something and wave it like I’ve lost my mind so you can find me. Hike will begin shortly after. Group hang-out afterward (2pmish?)

Feel free to skip the hike and just come hang out afterward!

Trail stats:

Level: Easy to Moderate
Length: about 5-6 miles
Elevation: less than 300 ft. gain
Type: loop
Permit: $10 to enter park

Some helpful info:

Download a map of the Great Falls Hiking Trails [1 MB]: https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/upload/GF-Map-Page-2.pdf
Trail description: https://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/billy-goat-trail.htm
Section B: http://www.canaltrust.org/pyv/billy-goat-trail-b/
Section C: http://www.canaltrust.org/pyv/billy-goat-trail-c
Leave No Trace Principles: https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

Please bring a water bottle and snacks. Not sure what the weather will be like! We’ll check in about that closer to then.

For more hiking 101 and gear info and nerdery: https://jennybruso.com/gear-list-and-tips/

This event is #sponsored by REI ❤

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