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DATE: 04/14/2018
TIME: 4:30am - 6:30pm (prompt start, estimated end)
MILEAGE: 36 miles
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DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)

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This annual hike covers the 36-mile length of the Brandywine Trail starting at Ludwig’s Corner PA, and ending in Brandywine Creek State Park (BCSP) in Wilmington, DE. Rest stops with refreshments at 12, 22, and 28 miles. Register by sending the form from either the WTC website or the March Bulletin to Linda Jones by April 2. Cost varies from $35-45 per person. See entry form for details. Meet at BCSP (there is no parking at Ludwig’s Corner) – shuttle buses will depart from the main parking lot at 5:00 a.m. SHARP!!

Sign Up Now For The 57th Brandywine Trail End-to-End Hike Saturday, April 14, 2018

Take the challenge of hiking 36 miles in one day! The Wilmington Trail Club’s 57th annual hike of the Brandywine Trail starts at the Horseshoe Trail near Ludwig’s Corner, Pennsylvania, and ends in the Brandywine Creek State Park near Wilmington, Delaware. The trail wanders down the scenic Brandywine Creek Valley through parks, farms, pastures and woods, and along country roads.  About one third of the hike is on roads, including a few miles at the start and more around Lenape.  The scenic sections where the trail closely follows the creek more than compensate for this.

If you are unable to complete the hike, a shuttle service is available at the checkpoints, and will return you to Brandywine Creek State Park.  Our participants generally expect to reach at least the 23-mile mark, and most people finish the hike.

Please note: Although the terrain is not difficult, this is a serious long-distance hike and requires adequate preparation.  Participants must be experienced hikers, comfortable with distances of at least 25 miles.

Please note the following cut-off times. You must clear the rest stop /checkpoints by the following times:

  • Downingtown             13 miles           10:30 am
  • Lenape                        23 miles           2:30 pm
  • Twin Bridge                29 miles           4:30 pm
  • BCSP                           36 miles           6:30 pm   Closing at 7 pm

Be sure to prepare for this event with substantial warm-up hikes.  Official club warm-ups will be held on March 31 and April 7 enabling you to familiarize yourself with the trail.

Organizer:Jenny Goodall (H: 302-750-3175), 
Registrar:Linda Jones (H: 302-383-1088), 
Meeting Place:Main parking lot in Brandywine Creek St. Park, off Adams Dam Rd.
Check in and board buses:4:45 a.m.
Buses depart from BCSP:5:00 a.m. sharp
Hike begins:6:00 a.m. (rain or shine)
Cost (includes bus, food, t-shirt and trail guide):$35 Members or $45 Nonmembers.
Registration deadline (NO REFUNDS OR GUARANTEE OF BUS SEAT OR T-SHIRT FOR REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE):April 2, 2018

IMPORTANT: Registrants younger than 18 years old must have parent/guardian’s permission and be accompanied by an adult during the hike.

To register, fill out the liability release and registration form. Send the entire page with your check to: Linda Jones, 303 Alders Drive, Wilmington DE 19803.  To acquire extra registration forms, send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, or email for electronic copy to registrar.

LOCATION

WHERE:
Brandywine Creek State Park – Hawk Watch Lot

NEAREST ADDRESS:
62 Adams Dam Rd
Wilmington, DE 19807

EXACT COORDINATES:
39.804396, -75.578132

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WRITTEN DIRECTIONS:
From the intersection of DE-100 (Montchanin Rd) & DE-141 (Powder Mill Rd). Take DE-100 (Montchanin Rd) north & proceed 2.1 mi. Turn right onto Adams Dam Rd. Then left at the park entrance. Stay right to reach the lot.


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