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Winter Hiking (Challenging)+Hot Springs and Brewery

Hosted by the Consul of the Washington, D.C. Adventure Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 20 Jan 07:30 - Mon 21 Jan 20:00

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UPDATE (1/14/ Protected content

This is what I'm thinking. Please RSVP by 1/16 so that we can coordinate hotel and car details.

Day 1:
7:30-9:00am: Drive from DC to trailhead.
9:00am-1:15pm: Hike Little Crease Mountain (8.9 miles, 1,760 feet elevation gain), Protected content
1:15pm-2:30pm. Drive to Baths at Berkley Springs.
2:45-4:30pm: Visit springs. Protected content
4:30-4:45: Drive to hotel and check in. This one would work ( Protected content ) but lots of options.
6:00: Drinks and dinner at Berkley Springs Brewing Company: Protected content

Day 2:
7:30am-8:30am. Breakfast. Protected content
8:30am-10:00am. Drive to Overall Run/Heiskell Hollow trailhead. (12.7 miles, 2,400 vertical gain) Protected content
10am-4:30pm. Hike.
4:45-6:30pm. Drive back to DC.

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Hi all!!! This trip would include a challenging but short hike on Saturday (8 miles, Protected content gain) and a more strenuous hike on Sunday Protected content , Protected content gain). After the hike on Saturday, we'll visit the Roman Baths for a soak and then head to a brewery for drinks and dinner. We'll stay the night at a local hotel. Sunday we'll hike for most of the day and drive back to DC in the late afternoon/early evening.

NOTE: Trails will be snowy and icy and temperatures will be cold, which means you must have all the gear below. With gear, food, extra clothes, and water, your pack will probably weigh Protected content .

Should be a great winter adventure!!! Hope to see you there!!!!

*If you join this hike, it’s understood that you accept the risks associated with outdoor adventure.

**If you're interested in driving, please let me know and I'll increase the group size.

***If you have gear questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Gear:
Daypack
2 liters water per day
Snacks (two days)
Lunch (two days)
Sturdy Hiking boots
Hiking socks (2 pair)
Hiking pant (wool or synthetic)
Hiking shirt (2, synthetic or wool)
Long underwear top and bottoms (wool or synthetic)
Hiking sweater (synthetic or wool)
Insulated Jacket
Wind and waterproof shell for top and bottom
Gloves/mittens
Glove liners
Warm hat
Sunglasses
Ski goggles (optional, but can be nice to have if it's snowing)
Gaiters
Trekking poles
Boot microspikes (these are my favorite: Protected content
Comfortable clothes and shoes for Saturday night
Toiletries