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The Appalachian Trail: 10 Things You May Not Know

Course number : ILR897   ID : 22404    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.  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. Rain Date - October 27

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue


Tara Gettig 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment. Students must abide by current Maryland COVID guidelines 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
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/19/2021 - 10/19/2021 Weekly - Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Tara Gettig