Catoctin Mountain Park

Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont, Maryland (4/6/2010)
We spent some time in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania this week, touring the battlefield, visiting museums and also hiking in the nearby mountains. This is the first of two hikes in Maryland. This is Hike #13 ("Blue Ridge Summit-Hog Rock, Catoctin Mountain Park") in the book Hiking Maryland and Delaware but with an additional 0.8 out-and-back to Thurmont Vista. The weather in the area was unseasonably hot and humid, ranging in the high 80s to low 90s F! So this moderate hike was a bit strenuous with multiple climbs, but the views were rewarding.

Total distance covered was about 6 miles in approximately 4 hours.

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