• P.O. Box 28, Round Hill, VA 20142

National Historical Park – Maryland Heights – Harper’s Ferry – 4.5/6.5 Miles

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Date(s) - February 27, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Hi all,

Let’s take a hike together and enjoy the beautiful scenery, and also learn a little more about this historic area (i.e. John Brown and Union/Confederates conflicts) 

It is a 3-4 hours’ hike, that we will start in Lower Town in front of John Brown Fort at 10 a.m. Since the elevations are 800/1600 feet, they are D+/C+ difficulty level.

We will stop a bit at the Overlook, and have lunch at the Stone Fort – based for the battery boasting a 100-pounder Parrott Rifle that could hurl a 100-pound shell more than two miles. 

 
Hikers, preferring to do the shorter version (Overlook only) and skip the Stone Fort loop, are welcome to go back to town, and enjoy the museums (i.e. John Brown Wax Museum). It is well marked and an easy way going down. 

Hope you can make it! 

Tierri and Cathy

Video:

https://www.facebook.com/tierri.alexandre1/videos/10207429811016228/

History:
http://www.nps.gov/hafe/learn/historyculture/maryland-heights.htm

Hike details:
http://www.nps.gov/hafe/planyourvisit/hikes.htm
http://www.hikingupward.com/OMH/MarylandHeights/

Regarding carpooling:
For East Falls Church Metro parking lot, Centreville Park & Ride, etc., as usual, please coordinate yourself with others using the “comments” section.
For others who want to carpool from Leesburg, let’s meet at Food Lion (on King Street) – next to the big blue bin for clothes donations – Leaving at 9 a.m.
Passengers, please help the drivers financially and thanks them for sharing their rides with you.

Parking options:
You can park at the Train Station (half full at this season, out of 94 spots), or the Visitor Center (uphill) and take the free shuttle down to Lower Town. Be aware that in both cases, the charge is $10 (see carpooling section). At the station, you will only be able to pay by envelop (cash/check) – and it is enforced by Local Enforcement.

Notes:
Please wear layers as usual (refrain from cotton), gloves and hat. If cold weather, get some heat warmers (feet, hands), they work great!
Since no water on the trail – please carry around 1.5 liter – a small thermos to get something warm is awesome to have, and bring a lunch+snacks.

Other:

As we are sharing this event with “Let’s take a hike from Suburbia” meetup group, you can see who else signed up:

http://www.meetup.com/Lets-take-a-hike-from-suburbia/events/228838323/

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