Northbound hiking from Wolfsville Road to the Pennsylvania line, a little more than 9 miles, ending the day at Pen Mar Park. Rocky terrain; steepest descent of the program.
Breakfast in the Dining Hall with hot selections including eggs plus fresh fruit, cereals. We will also make pack lunches to eat on the trail.
HIKING FIELD TRIP: Hop aboard our van for an approximately 45-minute ride to the beginning point of today's hike at Wolfsville Road. We begin with the steepest descent in Maryland down to a small tributary of Grove Creek. We then cross near homes before descending Buzzard Knob in Raven Rock Hollow. After another water crossing at Little Antietam Creek, we begin the climb onto Quirauk Moutain, once known as Mt. Misery!
Stopping at the Devil's Racecourse shelter, we will enjoy the lunch you prepared and carried in your pack.
HIKING FIELD TRIP continues: We carry on with the ascent of Quirauk Mountain, stopping at High Rock to appreciate the excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The summit of Mt Quirauk, at 2,100 feet, is the highest point of the trail in Maryland. Stone steps and switchbacks aid in descent. Our hike ends in Pen Mar Park, once a great amusement park. The Mason Dixon line is at the edge of the park and marks the Pennsylvania border.
Our buffet style meal in the Dining Hall includes a fresh salad bar as well as tasty dessert.
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