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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I'm interested in a SOBO, though you know I won't be keeping up with your pace. Looks like most people who have expressed in a pre-hike are heading northbound.
    SOBO is a bit more appealing to me .. I've done the NOBO twice now.. it would be fun to hike with 'ya again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Dancer and I are planning on coming. Hope to see y'all there!

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    It'll be great to talk n hang with you two again (Adia is super excited to see n talk with Dancer again(and everyone else as well))....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Wolf View Post
    SOBO is a bit more appealing to me .. I've done the NOBO twice now.. it would be fun to hike with 'ya again
    Here's one suggested itinerary SOBO from Pen Mar, but this is a three-day hike (depart Pen Mar Wednesday, arrive Gathland Friday). I'm flexible - could do it in two, or three days. I'm gonna start a SOBO pre-hike thread with this:

    DAY ONE -10 Miles

    Mile 0.0 – Parking is at the Pen Mar County Park . If leaving a car overnight you should park in the gravel lot across from the park as the main parking lot is locked each night. The trail begins just to the right of the Overlook Pavilion and A.T. Sign, go 0.3 miles North on the AT, cross the RR Track and then reach the PA Line (Mason Dixon Line). Stop, take a photo. turn around and then head South on the AT, passing Pen Mar Park. Note: If backpacking you could leave your gear at Pen Mar Park and pick it up as you return south.
    Mile 3.1 – Side trail to High Rock, supposedly really good views.
    Mile 5.3 – Raven Rocks Shelter
    Mile 6.2 – MD 491 intersection. Couple of creek crossings near here
    Mile 8.8 – MD 77 (Foxville Rd) intersection
    Mile 10.0 – Ensign Cowall Shelter, camp here for day 1.

    DAY TWO – 8.4 Miles

    Mile 10.3 – MD 17 (Wolfsville Rd). There is a short 0.1 mile spur trail to an AT parking lot, 10-12 cars (Parking Lot Coordinates: 39.6283,-77.5593). Cross Wolfsville Rd to continue south on the AT.
    Mile 15.6 – Reach a couple of unmarked trails to Black Rock Cliffs in about 5.3 miles. Trail is pretty short to the cliffs.
    Mile 16.6 – Reach spur trail for Annapolis Rocks. 0.25 miles to the Rocks.
    Mile 18.3 – Pine Knob Shelter, this is the Day 2 campsite.

    DAY THREE – 12.8 Miles

    Mile 18.9 – I-70 AT Footbridge and spur trail to I-70/Rt 40 Parking Lot, 40 cars (Parking Lot Coordinates: 39.5355,-77.6040)
    Mile 19.0 – Boonsboro Mountain Rd, 1st crossing.
    Mile 19.7 – Boonsboro Mountain Rd, 2nd crossing.
    Mile 21.9 – Pass through Washington Monument Parking lot. Note: Coming south before reaching the parking lot is a spur trail to the Monument.
    Mile 23.7 – Turners Gap (Alt US 40, Old National Pike). Parking is directly across the road on the east side of the Inn closest to the AT (Parking Lot Coordinates:39.4841,-77.6198).If leaving car there, ask permission of the South Mountain Inn Lodge staff.
    Mile 24.0 – Dahlgren Backpack Campground. Privy and hot shower.
    Mile 24.8 – Reno Monument Rd.
    Mile 25.7 – Rocky Run Shelter
    Mile 26.2 – Lamb's Knoll Rd
    Mile 27.9 – White Rock Cliffs
    Mile 30.7 – Crampton Gap Shelter, this is the Day 3 campsite.
    Last edited by SilvrSurfr; 07-13-2012 at 21:18.

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    Thumbs up fall mahha

    Got this on the calendar. Hope to make one of the prehikes even though I've done it in both directions. Nice area and totally devoid of the Pa rock hopping (ha ha ha ha) Hope to see everybody again. Need more info on shutteling when the time draws near. Peace Bob Mac

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    As far as the NoBo planning, Im off thay whole week. I can do a rough draft on the milage and water etc. As far as shuttle. We can park at Weverton or at Gathland and I was considering renting a van to the trailhead. Any Ideas??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Tall View Post
    As far as the NoBo planning, Im off thay whole week. I can do a rough draft on the milage and water etc. As far as shuttle. We can park at Weverton or at Gathland and I was considering renting a van to the trailhead. Any Ideas??
    Sounds like a good idea for a rental from Gathland to our starting point.
    I'll chip in early if you need some Pesos ahead of time for shuttle rental.
    I believe the starting point will be somewhere around the North gate of the SNF section of the AT?
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    Two things:
    1) Having not been to one before, is there anything I need to do as far as respond other than my previous saying "I'll be there" or anything like that? I assume the overnight hang will be a the campground at the shelter there.
    2) I have a Durango, at least currently, could seat a few people. I do not have the week of, probably wouldn't be able to make a prehike (though you never know), BUT, I could maybe shuttle some people if needed, especially on the weekend. Probably should add it's about 8 mi from my house, so it's only 15 min drive or so to get there.

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    1) There's nothing to do yet. I will be posting a formal announcement in August about the hang and then there will be sign-up sheets to get a feel for how many people are coming and also a sign-up sheet for bringing food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MML View Post
    Sounds like a good idea for a rental from Gathland to our starting point.
    I'll chip in early if you need some Pesos ahead of time for shuttle rental.
    I believe the starting point will be somewhere around the North gate of the SNF section of the AT?
    Sounds Good MML! Glad your still on board. Ill start looking at rentals. Nothing fancy just a passenger van. Ill also see if the can come pick it up or what exactly needs to happen for the drop off. Shouldnt be too much. Sometimes they tax for "one way" trips. I def shop around. The North Gate is what I was thinking too.


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    Me and Maggie-O (maybe even another newbie!)
    Rumors of TwoTents and Ben
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    .....any one else down for the NOBO!??
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