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16th & I NW

Hike: AT: Keys Gap / Loudoun Heights / Harpers Ferry, WV/MD

Hike and view of quaint town!

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Time & Location

Jul 07, 2018, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

16th & I NW, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

About the Event

$26. Long hike 12½ mi., 1600 ft. ascent, 2200 ft. descent. Moderate hike, 9½ mi., 1000 ft. ascent, 1600 ft. descent.

In this longtime Capital standby, we start at Keys Gap on Rt. 7 and hike north on the Appalachian Trail along the Blue Ridge crest to Loudoun Heights. There long hikers leave the trail to follow the blue and orange-blazed trails to Split Rock and its iconic view of Harpers Ferry, and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Then, resuming on the AT they follow the moderate hikers through historic Harpers Ferry and along the wildwater Potomac to Weverton on Rt. 315.

Leaders: Josh Silverman (betula54<at>msn.com) and [please contact Lorraine (lrest3<at>@pitt.edu) to volunteer]

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