Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 C and O Canal / GAP Bike Trip Schedule

This is the approximate schedule that we have done a few times (and it works pretty well). The Canal milemarkers for various stops are given in (parentheses). There are many restaurants, but people will still need to bring some of their own food (dinner the first night and 2 breakfasts). A bunch of granola bars will do the job for these meals, if you can stand eating a bunch of them, or you can bring something more elaborate if you prefer.

Day 1 - Fri, 28 May (dinner on trail)
Leave from Key park (or so) around 4PM
(15) Great Falls
(21) Camp here

Day 2 - Sat, 29 May (breakfast+ on trail)
(55) Brunswick (lunch)
(60) Harpers Ferry (ice cream, snacks)
(72) Shepardstown (dinner)
(79) Camp here

Day 3 - Sun, 30 May
(84.4) Detour to Williamsport begins
(100) Williamsport (breakfast)
(112) Ft. Frederick
(~114) Detour onto WMRT
(124) Hancock (lunch)
(141) Little Orleans (dinner)
(144.5) Camp here

Day 4 - Mon, 31 May (breakfast+ on trail)
(156) Paw Paw tunnel
(166.7) Oldtown, MD
(184) Cumberland (lunch) - DC people can get a ride back from here
(GAP 16) Frostburg (dinner) - Camp here

Day 5 - Tues, 1 June
(GAP 32) Meyersdale (breakfast)
(GAP 63) Confluence (lunch)
(GAP 74) Ohiopyle (dinner)
Camp at either Ohiopyle (GAP 74) or Connelsville (GAP 91)

Day 6 - Wed, 2 June
(GAP 91) Connelsville (breakfast)
(GAP 116) West Newton (lunch)
(GAP 135) McKeesport (dinner)
(GAP 150) Pittsburgh

People starting in Pittsburgh can get a ride with us on Friday morning, and we will probably do the same thing we did last year (rent a one-way car for transporting people and a one-way truck rental for transporting bikes). We will also arrange a ride from Cumberland back to DC on Sun afternoon to take DC people and their bikes back.

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