Directions to MAHHA Hang
Attached is one map of trail to camping area at Gathland State Park. The camping area where we hang is marked in red near the shelter. The camping area is less than a mile from parking area. Very well marked trail. Qpens always makes sure the path is marked with orange ribbon tied to tree branches to help people get on right path. The pavilion we use for Sat. night potluck can be seen from parking area. There are bathrooms and a water pump across the street from pavilion. Good place to get water.
Here's link to google map for Gathland State Park in Maryland.
Here's link to Gathland State Park homepage.
Weather for Burkittsville, MD, near park is here.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. These are great... except I don't see an "X" marking where the keys I lost last year are located. Can ya put that on for me?
Looking forward to the hang, as are my son and Wiggle. The dog will start getting excited when we start packing the camping gear. See you in a month (or less...).
Bumping for anyone needing information on Gathland State Park for the MAHHA hang next week!
I'm a new hanger and the idea of a group hang is pulling me in like a strong magnet. It's about 4 hours for me to get there, but maybe I can swing it. Fingers crossed.
You Really Need To Make It!!!! You'll Learn A Ton!!! AND GET TO SEE SOOOOO MANY TOYS!!!
And the weather will be PERFECT!!!
Oh no. I'm heading out Friday morning, but Happy Camper's map is just a thumbnail. No larger image.
I was at MAHHA last spring and kinda sorta remember the way things go.
Originally Posted by RonM
This map gives pretty much the same information that HC's map did, but without the X marks the spot part.
The parking area you see on this map is where you leave your vehicle.
The notable arch is in eyeshot, as is a picnic pavilion. There is a path
leading into the woods at the back side of the parking lot. If you are observant you'll see AT trail markers on a path that is to the west of the picnic pavilion, but the path you want is NOT the AT, it is the one out of the parking lot. So now you follow this a goodly ways, others have said about
a mile and that seems about right. Just before you come to a small spring
(and if memory serves maybe a wooden bridge over it), you have a chance to go up and left on a path that has a couple of switch backs in it. This path actually connects the spring and AT, (which at this point is a ways west and up from you.) In any case, chances are that qpens has been there before you and marked the trees with streamers leading the way. You'll emerge in a more or less open area where, depending on when you get there, you'll see a number of these hammocks strung up already. There are lots of good places to hang from there through a couple hundred yards southeast.
If you follow this path all the way up another hill and onto the AT you've gone too far!
Have a great time, wish I was going but instead I will be locked in in a conference room all day Friday.
Thanks Griz. You're life saver.
Sorry you can't make it.
Griz's post got me to think about looking for last year's directions. Sure enough there was the map too.
Once you get to the parking lot, go up the trail which is located right where the entrance to the lot is. JD (Skydog) has marked the trail to the hang site with ribbon. BTW, the correct lot is on the pavilion side of the park.
Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams