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July 1, 2015

Appalachian Trail – All of Maryland – Day 4

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Back in 2013, two buddies and I set out to hike Maryland in four days.  We did this mostly to enjoy our time on the trail, and didn’t do any big mile days, despite friendly terrain.  Our trek could be done in three days pretty easily by pushing through where we stopped the last night (heck, thru-hikers are know to do this stretch in one day to complete something called the Maryland Challange), but take your time and enjoy this really nice stretch of trail.

Check out Maryland AT Day 1 for background info on this one

DAY 4: Ed Garvey Shelter to ATC Headquarters, Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia START –  Ed Garvey Shelter FINISH – ATC [...]

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June 30, 2015

Appalachian Trail – All of Maryland – Day 3

Rise and shine! It’s Day 3 of backpacking across Maryland on the Appalachian Trail!

The Plan:

Back in 2013, two buddies and I set out to hike Maryland in four days.  We did this mostly to enjoy our time on the trail, and didn’t do any big mile days, despite friendly terrain.  Our trek could be done in three days pretty easily by pushing through where we stopped the last night (heck, thru-hikers are know to do this stretch in one day to complete something called the Maryland Challange), but take your time and enjoy this really nice stretch of trail.

Check out Maryland AT Day 1 for background info on this [...]

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April 30, 2015

Appalachian Trail – All of Maryland – Day 2

The Plan:

Back in 2013, two buddies and I set out to hike Maryland in four days.  We did this mostly to enjoy our time on the trail, and didn’t do any big mile days, despite friendly terrain.  Our trek could be done in three days pretty easily by pushing through where we stopped the last night (heck, thru-hikers are know to do this stretch in one day to complete something called the Maryland Challange), but take your time and enjoy this really nice stretch of trail.

Check out Maryland AT Day 1 for background info on this one

DAY 2: START – Ensign Cowall Shelter FINISH –Rocky Run Shelter DISTANCE – 15.5 trail miles (about 16.6 miles for the day)

Day 2 was [...]

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April 24, 2015

Appalachian Trail – All of Maryland – Day 1

Appalachian Trail – All of Maryland! – Pennsylvania Border to ATC Headquarters(Harper’s Ferry, WV) – Backpacking Day 1 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: End to end is 41 trail miles, with another few in West Virginia and a bit of extra walk down to the PA border.  With side trips, we did about 44 miles. Difficulty: 5 of 10.

Resource – Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia – 2008 Edition – Appalachian Trail Conservancy.  I can’t recommend carrying a trail map and guide enough, it will help keep you on track and point out important things… like [...]

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