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The Appalachian Trail Experience

Course number : ILR897   ID : 21275    Section Number : 1
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The Appalachian Trail (AT) might be America's most famous footpath and it travels right through Frederick County. We will explore portions of the history of the AT and the hiking phenomenon it is today. The trail has a fun and quirky culture surrounding it and we will dive into some unique, fun facts. This course is entirely held outdoors and involves a hike to an Appalachian Trail shelter. We'll start the day with a 30 minute lecture near the trail head.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed


Tara Gettig 



Please read:  Rain Date: 4/28/21. The hike is 2 miles with moderate elevation change. Prepare to walk on rocky, uneven surfaces. Students should bring a foldable chair for the opening lecture. Students are to provide their own transportation to the trail head which is located at Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldtown Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755. Please dress for the weather, bring water, and a snack. No refunds after close of business on April 14. This Face to Face Course is taught at designated locations during scheduled times. An email will be sent prior to the first class with detailed course information and class details. Students must abide by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order requiring the use of face coverings in outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.

In County 

Price: $0.00

In State 

Price: $5.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/21/2021 - 4/21/2021 Weekly - Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Tara Gettig