Hike: VA AT #2: Shannondale Rd-Snickers Gap
Start: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Ellicott City , MD 21043
Start at Shannondale Road and hike south to Snickers Gap on VA 9 for a distance of 8.4 miles. Hike is generally downhill except for a climb at Devils Racecourse. Stop for lunch at an overlook. This hike has several views of mountains and valleys. Moderately difficult terrain; 8.4 miles. Earn a certificate and patch by hiking each of the seven sections in the Maryland Appalachian Trail series at least once within a three-year period. Earn a 100 mile certificate and patch by hiking additional miles on the Pennsylvania and Virginia sections of the Appalachian Trail. Under 16 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. Participants should be in good shape, have good balance and depth perception to be able to hike two miles over rocky hills without a break and the ability to complete the distance indicated. Fee includes van or school bus transportation from the Park & Ride lot at the intersection of Rte. 100 and Long Gate Pkwy, Ellicott City. Registration: 410-313-7275. Information: Dawn Thomas, 410-313-4623.