DESCRIPTION: (includes instructions, what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions)
This will be an off-trail, semi-bushwhack hike along about five miles of the Boundary of the WTC-maintained section of the AT. Much of the terrain is on steep and rocky hillsides, so sturdy footwear (boots) is highly recommended. Anyone not known to the leader needs to contact him for screening. People and gear have failed in this terrain and I’d like to not repeat this. All supplies furnished although most people like to bring their own gloves and pruners. We will trim brush, locate and repaint some blazes. We will be joined by the ATC Boundary Regional coordinator and his technicians, who will do onsite tutorials. Meet at 7:30 a.m., carpool to Fox Gap, about 110 miles each way. If driving directly to site, please inform leader. Bring lots of water, lunch, snacks, and enthusiasm. After hike snack/dinner stop in Delaware Water Gap at the Village Bakery is very likely. Return to Wilmington early evening. Carpool drivers receive mileage compensation from WTC. ATC Corridor Monitor Tee shirts and ball caps are available. All participants need to register and provide a shirt size in advance in order to receive a shirt on the event day. In addition, all registrants will be notified by phone or email of any changes or cancellations Friday before the trip. This notice will also appear on WTC Forums.
WHERE: DART Park & Ride Lot – Brandywine Towne Center
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.832382, -75.538369
NEAREST ADDRESS: 3300 Brandywine Pkwy Wilmington, DE
DART Park & Ride Lot – Brandywine Towne Center 3300 Brandywine Pkwy Wilmington, DE
From the intersection of I-95 & US-202. Proceed north on US-202 for 5.1 mi. Turn right onto DE-92 (Naaman's Rd) & continue 0.6 mi. Enter the shopping center at the first left, main entrance. Turn right and then left at the first road past the pond. Then make 3 rights to circle the lot and enter.