The Appalachian Trail follows the rocky spine of the Appalachia Mountains for over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia. Host to approximately 3 million hikers each year, the AT provides both fun and challenging routes for its visitors. This trip will follow this local section of the AT, five to ten miles a day, through pine forests, mountain laurel lowlands, and jagged mountain tops. Experience the adventure of long distance hiking while exploring the trails surrounding historic Harpers Ferry region of Maryland. This picturesque Civil War town lays at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
This trip is self-contained. Students will camp in tents, cook their own food on camp stoves, and practice backcountry hygiene (no access to bathroom facilities).
REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. REGISTRATION FOR ASCENT IS PART OF YOUR FIRST YEAR DASHBOARD REGISTRATION - BEGINNING ON MAY 22.
Who can go?
Trips are open to all first year and transfer Gettysburg College students.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the GRAB Office at 717.337.6313