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Easy Hikers--W&OD Trail and Tamarack Park, Vienna, VA

CANCELLED - Yankee Clippers AT Work Trip

Wanderbirds: Shenandoah River State Park, VA

Vigorous Hikers: Fetzer Gap

Easy Hikers--Foggy Bottom to Rosslyn Metro

Tuscarora Central District Devil's Nose Crew Work Trip

Lincoln Loggers - Old Rag Cabin

Wanderbirds: AT, Black Rock to High Rock to Pen Mar, MD

Vigorous Hikers Bull Run

PATC Executive Committee

Easy Hikers--Seneca Bluffs MD

Midweek Hike

New Members Meeting

Learn To Cross-Country/NORDIC Ski In Laurel Highlands PA

SNP/PATC Annual Trails Meeting

CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

Wanderbirds: Appalachian Trail, Ashby Gap to Manassas Gap, VA

Vigorous Hikers - Elizabeth Furnace Hiking and Bushwhacking with Optional Overnight at Glass House

Easy Hikers--Glover Archbold Trail, DC

CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

Basic Wilderness First Aid

Meet the Trail Patrol Hike - Gathland/Weverton, AT, MD

Vigorous Hikers - Swift Run Gap to Simmons Gap and return

Cross-Country/NORDIC ski trip in Laurel Highlands PA

Easy Hikers – C&O Canal Towpath, Pennyfield Lock to Swains Lock and Back, Potomac MD

Event Category: Hike

Start Date: Wednesday, 11/13/2019

Start Time: 10:15 AM

Contact: Merrily Sterns, 917/715-1962 (cell)

Email: merrilydsterns@gmail.com


Enjoy an easy hike along the C&O Canal towpath from Pennyfield Lock (Lock 22) to Swains Lock (Lock 21) and return, totaling about 6 flat miles along the canal and the Potomac River, with lunch midway. Meet at the far end of the C&O Canal Pennyfield Lock parking lot, near the gates to the trail leading to the towpath. Bring lunch and water. Directions: From Beltway, take exit 39 to MD Rt. 190 West/River Road towards Potomac. Take River Road West about 9 miles to Pennyfield Lock Road, on the left. (It is Esworthy Road on the right). (GPS: 39°03’24”N; 77°17’36”W.) Turn left. (“Historic Tobytown” sign is on the immediate right.) Continue about ¾ mile to end of Pennyfield Lock Road. Turn left into the parking lot, continuing to the far end near gates. Restroom facilities are limited to porta-johns at parking lot and at lunch. Hike will be canceled if Montgomery County schools are closed or open late due to weather.