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    Black Friday hang at Black Rock Cliffs, MD

    As the wife and friends get up early to go shopping on Black Friday this year, I'll be getting up early and heading to Washington Monument Park, MD. From there it's a short 6 mile hike North on the AT to Black Rock Cliffs where I'll set up, build a fire, read a book and enjoy the day.

    I plan on reaching the parking lot at Washington Monument Park around 8-8:30 am. There is ample, free parking there. Then head on up the trail.

    If you have the time and inclination, come on out. Great views from the cliffs there and Annapolis Rocks, which we'll pass on the way.

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    oo, if I dont end up working that day I might take you up on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    As the wife and friends get up early to go shopping on Black Friday this year, I'll be getting up early and heading to Washington Monument Park, MD. From there it's a short 6 mile hike North on the AT to Black Rock Cliffs where I'll set up, build a fire, read a book and enjoy the day.

    I plan on reaching the parking lot at Washington Monument Park around 8-8:30 am. There is ample, free parking there. Then head on up the trail.

    If you have the time and inclination, come on out. Great views from the cliffs there and Annapolis Rocks, which we'll pass on the way.
    Do you plan on camping at the Pogo Campsite?
    I planned on camping at Annapolis Rock on Friday but I won't be leaving until later that day. I'll be entering at the Route 40 trail head right there at the I-70 overpass

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle_ray_ray View Post
    Do you plan on camping at the Pogo Campsite?
    I planned on camping at Annapolis Rock on Friday but I won't be leaving until later that day. I'll be entering at the Route 40 trail head right there at the I-70 overpass
    I was actually planning on hangin' right at the Black Rocks area. I hiked through there last week and saw some excellent area for hanging. Pogo Memorial Camsite doesn't offer the views we'll have from Black Rock. These spots are fairly close to each other. Hop on over to Black Rocks for a hang. It will be Black Friday afterall!

    Washington Monument Park is only 3 miles on the AT from the I-70 footbridge.

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    This sounds interesting as I just re did my schedule to take that day off! I’m not far at all from Fredneck but I will have to google where the trailhead is and parking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBeardWrangler View Post
    We will be hiking the 3 miles up to the I70 footbridge, across and up past Annapolis Rocks. If you wanted to park at the link you listed you could catch us as we rolled by. I'll be parking at:

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclan...washington.asp

    If you are on 70, just follow the signs to Washington Monument Park at the Boonsboro exit. My wife programmed her GPS to get there awhile back, but said following the signs was easier.

    I drive an Orange Saturn Vue - hard to miss, and will be at the parking lot between 8-8:30 depending on morning traffic (all them Black Friday shoppers)

    ** Fires are prohibited in this area until Dec 1 ** We will not be starting a campfire, so bring warm clothing to put on after hiking/set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey View Post
    We will be hiking the 3 miles up to the I70 footbridge, across and up past Annapolis Rocks. If you wanted to park at the link you listed you could catch us as we rolled by. I'll be parking at:

    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclan...washington.asp

    If you are on 70, just follow the signs to Washington Monument Park at the Boonsboro exit. My wife programmed her GPS to get there awhile back, but said following the signs was easier.

    I drive an Orange Saturn Vue - hard to miss, and will be at the parking lot between 8-8:30 depending on morning traffic (all them Black Friday shoppers)

    ** Fires are prohibited in this area until Dec 1 ** We will not be starting a campfire, so bring warm clothing to put on after hiking/set up.
    Awesome... thanx!

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    I have thought about trying to do the maryland section of the AT around that time

    Starting at Harpers Ferry
    this would be along the way I Think?

    early stages of a possible last minute trip
    "HANGING OUT" has taken on a whole NEW MEANING

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottpash View Post
    I have thought about trying to do the maryland section of the AT around that time

    Starting at Harpers Ferry
    this would be along the way I Think?

    early stages of a possible last minute trip
    Sure is...about 25 miles North of HF.

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