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Walk Schedule

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. This year (2018) we are starting in the C&O parking lot of the across from the Anglers Inn on MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD. and ending at either the John Brown Raid stop (right after the pedestrian bridge where a shuttle will be waiting) or The Clarion Conference Center which is the hub for the event. We have a hot meal planned in their dining facilities. The Conference Center also provides parking, and shuttle service.

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 and check in at five stations.. We will also post times support crews will be available at these points. This is a walk and not a race, however, this year your times will be kept- but there are no winning positions. Lastly, we will request your valuable feedback through an online survey after the walk. 

NOTE: Updated 11/14/18 (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
               
Start (All should arrive by 3:30am, park, check in & briefing with start at exactly 4 a.m. )          
12.4 C&O Parking Lot (@ Anglers Inn) 10790 MacArthur Blvd Potomac, MD 4:00:00 AM 0 0      
16.6 Swain's Lock #21 5:15:00 AM 4.2 4.2 3.5 1:15:00 1:15:00
19.7 Pennyfield Lock #22 6:15:00 AM 3.1 7.3 3.1 1:00:00 2:15:00
22.1 Violettes Lock #23 7:15:00 AM 2.4 9.7 2.4 1:00:00 3:15:00
22.8 Rileys Lock #24* / Seneca Acqueduct 7:30:00 AM 0.7 10.4 2.8 0:15:00 3:30:00
27.2 Mckee-Beshers Wildlife Area 9:00:00 AM 4.4 14.8 2.9 1:30:00 5:00:00
30.9 Poolesvile Lock #25 Edwards Ferry 10:15:00 AM 3.6 18.4 2.9 1:15:00 6:15:00
35.5 Whites Ferry's* 12:00:00 PM 4.7 23.1 2.7 1:45:00 8:00:00
35.5 Lunch Completed @ Whites Ferry 12:30:00 PM 0 23.1 0.0 0:30:00 8:30:00
39.5 Dickerson Conservation Park 2:00:00 PM 4 27.1 2.7 1:30:00 10:00:00
42.1 Monocacy Aqueduct* 2:45:00 PM 2.6 29.7 3.5 0:45:00 10:45:00
44.6 Nolands Ferry 3:45:00 PM 2.5 32.2 2.5 1:00:00 11:45:00
48.2 Point of Rocks** 5:00:00 PM 3.6 35.8 2.9 1:15:00 13:00:00
49 Lockhouse #28 5:15:00 PM 0.8 36.6 3.2 0:15:00 13:15:00
55 Brunswick*  7:15:00 PM 6 42.6 3.0 2:00:00 15:15:00
60.2 Sandy Hook, MD 9:00:00 PM 5.3 47.9 3.0 1:45:00 17:00:00
61.1 Harpers Ferry, WV* -Pedestrian Bridge 9:15:00 PM 1.1 49 4.4 0:15:00 17:15:00
  Clarion Conference Center - End 9:45:00 PM 2 51 4.0 0:30:00 17:45:00
  TOTALS   51   3.0 17:00:00  

* Primary support stops. Support at other stops by cellphone request. 
** 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.