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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

AT-Quad State Challenge - Extreme!

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Pen-Mar, PA   Hike: AT-Quad State Challenge - Extreme!  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 9 2017  6:00 pm >> Sat, Jun 10 2017 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Mar 5 2017 7:54 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 31 2017 8:54 pm
Event Duration:20 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D7: Extreme
Distance:45 Miles
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Member Cost:$25.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please READ the following CAREFULLY!!

Ever wanted to push yourself to the limit and see how far you can hike in less than 24 hours, then come and join me on the exciting Quad State Challenge!! (This is an un-official challenge).

THIS IS A WAITLIST ONLY EVENT AND IT WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE AND A MAX OF 4 PEOPLE. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. 

All registrants shall initially be placed on the wait list so that the Trip Leader can evaluate the registrant’s fitness and experience level.

Our hike begins on the AT in Pen-Mar, PA and then follows the Appalacian Trail south bound through Maryland, West Virginia and then finishes exactly four steps into Virginia for a total of 42.9 miles, we will then hike the 2-3 miles back to our parked rental car in Harpers Ferry.  

I completed this challenge last year and would like to do it again with up to 3 others. 

The hike will be broken down into three stages:

Stage 1:

We will begin at Pen-Mar around 6pm and hike late into the evening until we cross highway 70, on the other side of Highway 70 we will set-up our hamocks and rest for one hour, including rehydrating. 

Stage 2: 

After resting we will hike through the early hours of the morning until day break, if we are making good time we will rest somewhere between Washington Monument State Park (good water source available) and Gathland State Park (good water source available). 

Stage 3:

After our rest of approximately one hour we will continue through Maryland and then complete the short West Virginia Section of the AT (there will be a chance to purchase a sugary snack from the store in town) before a short climb to the Virginia border where we will hike exactly four steps past to complete the challenge. We will have a short rest then hike approximately 2-3 miles back to the car and give each other high fives....what more of an achievement could you want!!! :)

This event will go ahead rain or shine, but not in severe weather. 

** See Additional Notes below.

Required Items to Bring:

Excellent Hiking Boots/Shoes
Tape for you feet
Foot Powder
33L Day Pack
Suitable Clothing (IF you need to ask, you probably should not sign up)
Two Headlamps and spare batteries
3L Camelbak (there are sources of fresh water along the way)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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A good sense of direction.
A great sense of adventure.
An excellent sense of humor.



You will need to purchase a round-trip air ticket to Baltimore Airport, MD and meet me there by 12pm on the 9th of June. Your return trip should be anywhere from the 11th June onwards (if you book a return flight on the 11th it would be preferably after 2pm). Further details will be provided after sign up.

You will also need to book a hotel for the night of the 10th (this can be discussed post sign up).

I will take care of the and pay for hire car out of my own money (no cost to AOC members) and book the shuttle from Harpers Ferry to Pen-Mar.   The shuttle costs $100 for up to 4 people and the cost will be divided by the number of people attending. If someone cancels then the cost of your share would go up. 

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Member Cost:$25.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Cost of shuttle if 4 people signup. The price will go up if there are less participants.  DO NOT PAY THROUGH THE CLUB, WE WILL SHARE THE COSTS AND PAY IN CASH TO THE SHUTTLE DRIVER.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.