The following is an estimate of the average optimum time for this walk. Time estimates are rough and should just be used as a guide. Total mileage is somewhat under 50 miles due to final logistics. This year (2017) we are starting in the C&O parking lot of the across from the Anglers Inn on MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD. The Econo Lodge where some walkers will be staying has agreed to let us use their lobby and dining room facilities as a final meeting place.
We welcome all walkers to join the group at any time but suggest they time their arrival or drop off points based on this schedule. Everyone is to register when they start walking so we can be sure to provide assistance. We will also suggest support crews to plan around this schedule allowing time before and after. This is a walk and not a race, your times are not kept. However, we will request your valuable feedback through an online survey after the walk.
NOTE: Updated 12/11/16 (use the following as a rough estimate. It and may be adjusted prior to the event.)
|Milepost||Point||Time||Miles||Cum. Miles||Avg speed||Time (hrs)||Cum. Time|
C&O Parking Lot
(All should arrive by 3:30am, park, check in & briefing with start at exactly 4 a.m. )
|16.6||Swain's Lock #21||4:45:00 AM||2.3||2.3||3.07||0:45:00||0:45:00|
|19.7||Pennyfield Lock #22*
|22.1||Violettes Lock #23||6:45:00 AM||2.4||7.8||2.40||1:00:00||2:45:00|
|22.8||Rileys Lock #24 / Seneca Acqueduct||7:00:00 AM||0.7||8.5||2.80||0:15:00||3:00:00|
|27.2||Mckee-Beshers Wildlife Area||8:30:00 AM||4.4||12.9||2.93||1:30:00||4:30:00|
|30.9||Poolesvile Lock #25*
|35.5||Whites Ferry's*||11:30:00 AM||4.7||21.2||2.69||1:45:00||7:30:00|
|35.5||Lunch Completed @ Whites Ferry||12:00:00 PM||0||21.2||0.00||0:30:00||8:00:00|
|39.5||Dickerson Conservation Park||1:30:00 PM||4||25.2||2.67||1:30:00||9:30:00|
|42.1||Monocacy Aqueduct||2:20:00 PM||2.6||27.8||3.12||0:50:00||10:20:00|
|44.6||Nolands Ferry||3:15:00 PM||2.5||30.3||2.73||0:55:00||11:15:00|
|48.2||Point of Rocks**
|55||Brunswick Campground*||6:45:00 PM||6.0||40.7||3.02||2:00:00||14:45:00|
|60.2||Sandy Hook, MD||8:30:00 PM||5.2||45.9||2.97||1:45:00||16:30:00|
|60.7||Harpers Ferry, WV -Pedestrian Bridge||8:45:00 PM||1||46.9||2.00||0:15:00||16:45:00|
|Econo Lodge Lobby - End||9:15:00 PM||.6||47.5||2.00||0:15:00||17:00:00|
* Primary support stops. Support at other stops by cellphone request. Lock house and camp ground outdoor fire rings may be utilized where and when appropriate.
** Parking lot & highway intersection traversing Potomac River. Opportunity to reach stores (deli/pizza 1/2 mile off trail) and easy car access for pick up.