Apr 17, 2021

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April Hike – Carderock Recreational Area

6:00 AM - 10:30 AM AKDT

Carderock Recreation Area Parking Lot 2; Clara Barton Parkway, Potomac, MD 20854

PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST: Celebrate the end of Tax Season with a Day Hike with Ruck option on the C&O Canal and portions of the Billy Goat Trail (depending on trail conditions). We will meet at the Carderock Recreation Area (parking lot 2) and hike North on the C&O Canal toward Great Falls. This is a 7-9 mile hike if you go all the way to Great Falls and return via one of the Billy Goat Trails; 6.3 miles round trip if you remain on the towpath. Maps with mileage will be provided for any who want to start out and turn back for a shorter hike. Dogs must be leashed and well behaved. Maps, masks, and hand sanitizer will be available upon request, and the maps can be viewed in the comments below. In order to comply with Maryland's group size limits, Eagles will be sent off in groups no larger than 5 after a quick group photo - so make sure to #weartheEagle! NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: The U.S., the District of Columbia, The State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia are all under State and National Health Emergencies as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participation is voluntary and anyone participating in any Team RWB in-person event accepts all risks associated with participation under the current health emergency As mentioned above, Participation is voluntary. As a result of the pandemic, the Washington DC Chapter of Team RWB will be enforcing the following precautions in regards to a return to hosting in-person events: Check-ins are MANDATORY for in-person events for both Contact Tracing purposes and to confirm participant read, understands, and agrees to these guidelines. Whether done before arriving or at the start of the event, all participants will be required to check in for contact tracing purposes. If any participant tests positive for COVID-19 after an event, they must contact the event coordinator so Team RWB may invoke contact tracing protocols. The event will not start as long as there are participants who have not checked in. Masks and social distancing will be fully enforced as they relate to the measures stated by the jurisdictions where the event will be occurring. If any participant does not have a mask, they can request one from the event coordinator. Hand sanitizer will be provided as well upon request. Failure to comply with the safety measures as stated above may result in the participant being asked to leave the event. Team RWB DC wants to ensure that all Veterans, Service members, Supports and families are given opportunities to participate in shared activities to Enrich the Lives of America’s Veterans, however, it is vitally important that all Eagles do their part to ensure the safety of others as well. If you do not feel well or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and join us next time!

Maryland COVID Information Page

Trail Map

Paul Everson, [email protected]