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Let’s head to the Great Falls, MD for a longish 10 mile hike. I hope we are all ready for the 10 miler (after doing the various 5+ miles).
We will meet at Carderock and head SE on Billy Goat C. At the end of Billy Goat C, we will turn NW on the C&O canal. A small diversion at Anglers intersection, to switch to Berma Road Tr and then the Overlook Tr to reach Lock 20. We will return back on C&O canal (with a brief stop at the Overlook).
When: 21 Jan 2023
Meeting Time: 9:30am
Meeting Point: [the last parking lot at Carderock](https://goo.gl/maps/1nkP8NXGxqSBzpnd8)
Distance & route: [10 miles](https://goo.gl/maps/ShMyshSqEnxQGXeo8)
Difficulty: moderate (due to distance)
Pace: moderate (2.5 miles/hr)
Duration: 4 hours
Type of trail: natural
Optional post Hike Lunch: [Shouk in Bethesda](https://goo.gl/maps/YDzM7xW7rDWxepXC9)
Dog friendly? Yes, please keep your dog leashed.
Bathroom Facilities/Water: Yes – many options
Please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
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* Please read [The 10 Essentials of Hiking](https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/)
Pets: When hikes are organized in dog-friendly areas, hikers are invited to bring their pet(s). However, dogs are the sole responsibility of the owner(s) who brought them; should be up-to-date on their vaccinations & in possession of the relevant tags; and should be under the control of their owner(s) at all times. Dogs that demonstrate consistently aggressive or otherwise out-of-control behavior will be banned from future hikes. Owners should come prepared to dispose of their dogs’ waste in appropriate receptacles.
## Alcohol/Smoking/Intoxicants: Use of intoxicants such as alcohol, cigarettes and/or illegal substances is banned during the hikes.
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