Saturday, September 2, 2017, 8:45AM - 2:00PM
Holtwood Rd Airville, PA 17302,
TAPER WEEK!! This is hike 2 of 2 to review the most difficult course sections for the 2017 KTA Trail Challenge (formerly Susquehanna Super Hike). We will travel "fast and light" style and will cover the course section shared by the 25K and 50K events. This trek is appropriate for AMC members and for KTA TC participants targeting a sustained pace of 2.5 - 3 mph (TAPER PACE!!). This is a particularly interesting section of the Mason Dixon Trail but we will only be pausing at intersections to maintain group unity. Rest stops will be limited, if any, and everyone should plan to eat on the go as you will on race day. Hikers should be comfortable with wet summer creek crossing without need to stop and take off shoes and change socks, etc. While this event is intended to help race participants formulate strategy and develop familiarity with the inclines and fast sections, it is open to any card-carrying AMC members to whom this hike appeals. Registration for this trek does not register participation in the KTA Trail Challenge. A link to the registration site is included in the section Additional Information. For those unfamiliar, the Keystone Trails Association is Pennsylvania's regional trails advocate. See the web site for additional course details, maps and Trail Challenge logistics and support information. We will meet in the parking lot for the Lock 12 historic site at 8:45 AM (GPS 39.812183255, -76.3290621). I will work with other participants to arrange car drops close to the Otter Creek camp ground for the return shuttle to Lock 12. We will complete 10 miles (16.5Km of the 26.5Km) excluding the Otter Creek loop and Urey Overlook - it is taper week afterall! There are some steep descents with poor footing. This hike will not be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Bring a minimum of two liters of water and food that can be consumed while traveling. Sorry, no dogs on this one.