Hiking – AT NOBO – Washington Monument to Ensign Cowall Shelter (Wolfsville Road)

View from Black Rock - 04-03-2021

Distance: 12 miles

Hike Time: 5.75 hours

Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

Summary

This may be the most challenging section in Maryland. That’s not saying much since Maryland is fairly flat. There are a few moderate climbs in this section, but the real challenge is the rocky terrain.

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Hiking – AT NOBO – Crampton Gap to Washington Monument

Washington Monument - 03-27-2021

Distance: 9.2 Miles

Hike Time: 4 hours

Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet

Starting off where we left off on our last Northbound hike of the AT, we continued toward the Washington Monument (not the one in Washington DC). The “original” Washington Monument was first built in 1827 and is located near Boonesboro, Maryland within Washington Monument State Park.

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