Sierra Club One Day Hike

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Hello everyone! I'm Jason, director of the First Aid Volunteers for the ODH. We're still in serious need of more team members. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to help us one for the event we will be eternally grateful.

Healthcare experience is a plus, but not an absolute requirement. Shoot me a direct message if you need more info.

Thank you in advance,

Jason Bess Hauf
Director, First Aid Volunteers
Happy to see that the footbridge in Harper’s Ferry has been repaired and is now open! All ready for 2021.
The Pedestrian Bridge is open! 2021 ODH???
https://www.facebook.com/FixTheBridgeinHarpersFerry/

Sponsored by the Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings

Operating as usual

04/24/2022

THANK YOU!
I feel like thanking everybody in the world, but I’ll stick to expressing my sincere thanks to all the hikers, and especially to all the volunteers who would have made it happen even if no hikers had showed up (but not the other way around). Luckily, many, many hikers showed up and all were good sports, with terrific motivation, enthusiasm, persistence, and endurance. You should all be proud.

I’ll have more information about the trackers and their tracking quirks. It’ll be a few days before I can verify all the tracks and have official results. If you had issues with them, please email me ([email protected]) about them. I’m learning as I go.

Lastly, I apologize for being late on sending registration orders of T-shirts and decals. Higher priorities kept popping up. I’ll mail them that later this week. Thanks for your patience. If you’d like to order some, but didn’t yet, or want more, let me know. Email me with type/size/quantity; I’ll reply with the cost & where to send a check. T-shirts: tech or cotton ($35/$25), S, M, L, XL. It’s unfair, but S is the same price as XL. Decals for cars & other things: 31.1 & 62.1, $3 each. It’s also unfair that the shorter distance is the same price, but that’s life, which is great.

04/19/2022

> ODH hikers: Please look up your number at www.bit.ly/ODH22Info > Hiker Information. Remember the biby's
number to make sure you get the right biby. If you switch hikes (deadline to do that is 5 pm, you will still keep the same number. If you cancelled late, you may still be on the list, but don't worry-you'll get one next year.

Don't be shy and "Show your biby!" when you walk and at the end.

04/17/2022

>> The last chance to switch hikes...

...(100K to 50K or 50K to 100K) is Fri 5 pm . If you would like to switch, please let me know by email ([email protected]) before then.

If you come to the start of the hike for which you are not registered without having notified me before Fri 5 pm, you will not receive a bib or tracker because we won’t have it.

2022 ODH Info - Google Drive 04/17/2022

2022 ODH Info - Google Drive

Important information for hikers has been posted at www.bit.ly/ODH22Info > Hike Route for each hike: 100K & 50K. Please read.

All hikers should join email group by sending blank message to onedayhike+[email protected]. You need to receive important notices & information.

2022 ODH Info - Google Drive

04/15/2022

>> Tomorrow’s training hike…

…is an out-and-back hike on the C&O Canal starting at Whites Ferry (the 50K starting point) and heading upstream, saving enough energy to return. Options are 12 miles (Spinks Ferry & back) for 50K trainees and 25 miles for 100K trainees (Pt of Rocks & back). Details and RSVPs are at https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/285064839/. Leaders are Ellen Hill and Ray Evert. It’s this year’s last training hike

Thanks to all the training-hike leader volunteers and all the hikers who participated.

04/13/2022

>> Still seeking volunteers for ODH, April 23

Help! We still have an urgent need for several more volunteers for April 23. Volunteers must be dependable and hardy – showing up to work on time and regardless of weather, which should be good this year. First-time volunteers get a free ODH T-shirt as a small token of appreciation. We are in need especially of first-aiders and bike patrollers, but we can use all volunteers between 7:30 am to midnight.

If you hiked the ODH before, or did any endurance event, I am sure you remember how grateful you were to have helpful people in the right place at the right time.

If you are interested, please email me ([email protected]; no messaging please) to let me know your preference in terms of time of day and task. If you have any questions, please let me know. If you know others who may be interested, please forward this message to them. If you have already agreed to help, thank you ever so much.

Year in and year out, volunteers are what makes the ODH the great event that it is!

02/09/2022

I'm registering for the ODH tomorrow!
I'm so eggzited I could pop!

01/31/2022

No more melon-choly. Do the OHD!

01/31/2022

>> A 3-day, EARLY REGISTRATION PERIOD for 5-time ODH finishers starts today at 5 pm. (Any registrations during this period for hikers who have not completed at least five ODHs will NOT be valid, regardless of any auto-confirmation email message sent by the system.) Registration is online via Active.com at www.bit.ly/ODHRegistration2022. If you have any problems, contact me ([email protected]).

For more information about registration, see 1/16 post below.

Capital Crescent hike between Fletchers & Bethesda ODH | Meetup 01/21/2022

Capital Crescent hike between Fletchers & Bethesda ODH | Meetup

This week’s (Tomorrow’s!) training hike is on the Capital Crescent Trail from Fletcher’s to Bethesda (for lunch) and back, or about 10.2418 miles. Leaders are Rob Anderson & Bob Mathis. The forecast is for balmy…sorry, cold weather (below 30) but no precip. (That’s the second below-30deg training hike in a row. We’ll try to do better in the future.) NEVERTHELESS, it should make for a perfect day for hiking.

Check details & RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/282649205/.

Capital Crescent hike between Fletchers & Bethesda ODH | Meetup Sat, Jan 22, 9:30 AM EST: Out-and-back, go-at-your-own-pace hike of 10.2 miles on former right-of-way of historic railroad through lovely wooded sections of Northwest DC, with optional indoor lunch

01/17/2022

Yes, you can!

01/17/2022

ODH REGISTRATION
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The 47th One Day Hike (ODH) will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (It’s been the 47th since 2020.) All ODH hikers must be pre-registered; below is information about how to do that. This message will be posted on www.bit.ly/2022ODHInfo.

For only five-time finishers of the ODH, there will be a special, 3-day registration period from Monday, January 31, 5 PM, to Thursday, February 3, 5 PM. The registration form will request the last five years that the registrant has completed an ODH event (100K, 80K, or 50K). Any registrations during this period for hikers who have not completed at least five ODHs will NOT be valid.

The regular registration period will open Thursday, February 10, 5 PM, and will close when the number of registrants reaches 350. Registration will reopen on Wednesday, April 6, 5 PM, to fill cancellations. No registration will be allowed after Monday, April 11, midnight.

Registering: Registration is online via Active.com at www.bit.ly/ODHRegistration2022.

Fee: The fee for either the 100K or 50K is $70 per registrant. You will need a major credit/debit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Switching hikes: If you’d like to switch from the 100K to 50K or vice versa after registering, just send me an email, preferably by April 11, so that we may assign the correct hike’s bib to you. You do not need to re-register.

Cancellations: To cancel a registration, you must send me ([email protected]) an email by Tuesday, April 5, midnight. (Send it from the email address you entered for that registrant.) You will receive a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

Transferring registrations: Registrations are NOT transferable.

Who can register whom: Someone (over age 18) may register someone else. Multiple people may be registered per log-in session (one payment), but each person’s information (see below) must be entered individually (i.e., not by a list). If a participant/registrant/hiker is under 18 years of age, the person registering him/her must be the participant’s parent or a legal guardian who is at least 18 years old.

Minimum age for hikers: Hikers must be at least 16 years old for the 100K and at least 13 years old for the 50K on the day of the hike, and must be accompanied on that hike by an adult parent or legal guardian who is registered for the same hike version (100K or 50K) and is at least 18 years old.

01/13/2022

This Saturday’s training hike is an up-to-10 miler on Paint Branch Trail. It’s one of the more interesting (& pretty) hiker/biker trails within the Capital Beltway, with an airport, a lake, a stream valley, a college campus, a driving (golf, not cars) range, and wetlands and farmland along the way. See hike announcement for details as well as this posted map. Please note in the announcement the COVID precautions that we are asking you to take for the hike.

The forecast is for cold temps (~20’s!), little wind, and partly sunny or cloudy, depending on your point of view. Dress warmly and forget something or other. Leaders are Kirsten Atkinson and yours truly. See you then.

I will have all the ODH on-line registration stuff set up soon and a detailed announcement email will arrive at your doorstep by Sunday with details.

If you are interested in getting official notices and updates by email regarding this year's ODH send a blank email to OneDayHike+[email protected].

09/17/2021

Cicadas cheer for ODH!

Carderock to Great Falls 09/16/2021

Carderock to Great Falls

Yes, the One Day Hike is back on track, so to speak, for next year! We are planning to hold it on Saturday, April 23, 2022. That’s worth two “Yeah’s!” and maybe a “Hip, hip, it hurts.”

To show you that we’re serious, we are having a 9-mile, kick-off hike from Carderock to Great Falls and back, this Sunday, September 19, meeting at 9:30 at the Carderock pavilion. The hike will of course be at your own pace, and you may turn back at any point even before Great Falls. Plan to be back at the pavilion by 1 pm for an almost-picnic. See https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/280490199/ for details. The event is dedicated to the memory of Mike Ambrose – a long-time ODH’er and a dear friend to so many of us, who passed away earlier this year.

You don’t have to RSVP since everyone is welcome, including you, but we do expect you to be vaccinated and to wear a mask when we are gathered.

Next year’s ODH will be the 47th. Although, sadly, it will no longer be “consecutive,” it will be still be “The best ever!” Get moving.

Carderock to Great Falls Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 9:30 AM: Enjoy a lovely, almost-fall walk from Carderock to Great Falls and back along this scenic stretch of the Potomac River on the C&O Canal towpath, choosing your own pace and

12/07/2020

NO ODH IN 2021

The ODH Organizing Committee has had to cancel the One Day hike in 2021 because of expected restrictions due to the COVID19 pandemic. We regret that we had to do this, but very much look forward to a great event in 2022.

We hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe in the meantime!

03/13/2020

The ODH Committee has decided to cancel this year’s One Day Hike (Once Day Hike?) due to the coronavirus epidemic. Our main concern, of course, is the health and safety of participants and volunteers and we do not want to contribute to an already very worrisome situation. All registrants will get a separate email in a couple of days.

The hike will not be rescheduled this year, but will take place as usual next year. Tomorrow's training hike will be the last in this year's series.

Sorry about this, everybody. Please stay well.

Parade of Parks (difficult) 03/13/2020

Parade of Parks (difficult)

This week’s training hike uses two loops—one large (14mi) and one larger (25mi). It’s your choice as to which loop to hike. The trails are of natural- and unnatural-surfaces through DC and MD (long hike) parklands, with some gentle elevation change. Details and RSVPs are at https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/269282149/. Leaders are Dave Torraca and yours truly or falsely.

Please download the route map and trail notes from www.bit.ly/2020ParadePks; there’ll be no handouts. The weather will be chilly (low 50s) and mostly cloudy.

I know everybody (me too) is thinking about what the impact of the coronavirus epidemic will be on the ODH. I’ll have more information on Tuesday about that.

Parade of Parks (difficult) Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 8:00 AM: What a great way to discover the beautiful parklands of the Washington area! This unusual hike is a circuit of 14 or 25 miles (you choose) on natural- and unnatural-surface

W&OD Trail, Vienna to Reston (ODH Training Hike) 02/21/2020

W&OD Trail, Vienna to Reston (ODH Training Hike)

> This week's training hike: W&OD Trail in Western Fairfax County

People will be going forth and back tomorrow on the W&OD Hiker/Biker Trail in western Fairfax County with options of 14 and 17 miles. Leader is Russ Norfleet. Details and RSVPs at https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/267614853/. The trail was once the Washington & Old Dominion RR that ran from Alexandria to Bluemont at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Temps will be around 50, with lots of sunshine. Enjoy!

W&OD Trail, Vienna to Reston (ODH Training Hike) Sat, Feb 22, 2020, 9:00 AM: 14.5-mile out-and-back, go-at-your-own-pace, hike to Reston on the paved W&OD Trail, or continue on to Herndon (the 17-mile option). There is little trail elevation change

ODH Training Hike: Fairfax Cross County Trail Along Accotink Creek 02/13/2020

ODH Training Hike: Fairfax Cross County Trail Along Accotink Creek

>> Saturday’s training hike is 12-15 miles, along Accotink Creek, a surprisingly wooded section of this suburban stream. Leaders are Frank Wodarczyk and Barbara Southworth. Details and RSVPs at https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/268150740/. The weather will be cold (30s), but sunny.

ODH Training Hike: Fairfax Cross County Trail Along Accotink Creek Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 9:00 AM: LEVEL: Moderate/Strenuous (14 or 15 miles)THE HIKE: Join us for a flat, go-at-your-own-pace hike with options of 14 or 15 miles on a pleasant and surprisingly wooded path a

Hike the Lower Mount Vernon Trail (ODH training hike) 02/07/2020

Hike the Lower Mount Vernon Trail (ODH training hike)

>> This week’s training hike is a 14 miler out and back on the lower Mt Vernon Trail. George Washington probably rode his horse along here to get sweeping views of the Potomac on his way home (which is the start of the hike, where he did indeed sleep often). The tooth, the whole tooth: His were never wooden. (He wooden use them.) Leaders are Ellen Hill & Barbara Southworth. For more info, see https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/267669933/.

The weather should be pretty chilly (40s), with some sun peeking out, and dry, but for a small chance of precip.

Hike the Lower Mount Vernon Trail (ODH training hike) Sat, Feb 8, 2020, 9:30 AM: Please join us for a 13.5-mile go at your own pace out-and-back hike on paved surfaces along a tranquil and scenic section of the Potomac River between Mount Vernon and D**e

2020 ODH Info - Google Drive 02/07/2020

2020 ODH Info - Google Drive

Registration closed last night just before 10 pm after reaching the maximum 350 registrations. It will reopen on Apr 1 at 5 pm to fill all cancellations. Filling all the cancelations should take at least a few hours. Make sure you keep training if you plan to register. Keep this channel open.

To receive the latest notices & updates by email, join the email list by sending a blank email to onedayhike+[email protected]. All notices are also posted to www.bit.ly/2020ODHInfo.

2020 ODH Info - Google Drive

02/07/2020

There are still a handful of spots open!!

One Day Hike 02/06/2020

One Day Hike

>>> Registration for the ODH starts tomorrow, 5 pm

The 47th One Day Hike (ODH) will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020. All ODH hikers must be registered prior to hike day.

Registration will open Feb 6, 5 PM, and will close when the number of registrants reaches 350. Registration may reopen on Apr 1 (5 PM) to fill any cancellations. No registration will be allowed after Apr 6, midnight. Registration is online via Active.com at www.bit.ly/ODHRegistration2020. The fee for either the 100K or 50K is $60 per registrant payable by credit/debit card.

- If you’d like to switch from the 100K to 50K or vice versa after registering, just send me an email ([email protected]), preferably by Apr 6, so that we may assign the correct hike’s bib to you. You do not need to re-register.
- To cancel after registering, you must send me an email by Mar 31, midnight. You will receive a refund minus a $10 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after that.
- Registrations are NOT transferable. The registrant is the one who needs to do the hike, cancel in time, or not show up.
- Someone (over age 18) may register someone else. Multiple people may be registered per log-in session (one payment), but each person’s information must be entered individually (i.e., not by a list). If a participant/registrant/hiker is under 18 years of age, the person registering him/her must be the participant’s parent or a legal guardian who is at least 18 years old.
- Hikers must be at least 16 years old for the 100K and at least 13 years old for the 50K on the day of the hike, and must be accompanied on that hike by an adult parent or legal guardian who is registered for the same hike version (100K or 50K) and is at least 18 years old.
- The following information will be requested for each registrant: Hike version (100K or 50K), full name, gender, date of birth, email address, phone, home address, and emergency contact name & number. Also requested are the phone number of a phone carried on the hike (if any) and any health issues relevant to doing the hike.
- If a participant’s information changes (address, emergency contact, hike cell phone number, etc.), just email me the change. There is no need to re-register.

One Day Hike The Event The One Day Hike (ODH), organized by the Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings (SCPRO; www.sierrapotomac.org), has been held every year since 1974. It comprises two concurrent, non-competitive hikes of 100 km or 62.1 mi (100K) and 50 km or 31.1 mi (50K). Both hikes proceed on the C&O Cana...

Indian Head Rail Trail (ODH Training Hike) 01/31/2020

Indian Head Rail Trail (ODH Training Hike)

>> This week’s training hike on Saturday (tomorrow!) is about 12 miles out and back (forth & back) on the Indian Head Rail Trail—a beautiful, paved trail through forest and wetlands along Mattawoman Creek. Leaders are Russ Norfleet and Kirsten Atkinson. Details and RSVPs https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/267614356/.

According to the forecast, the weather is expected to be pretty cool: some sun in the morn with temps in the low 40s. Enjoy.

Indian Head Rail Trail (ODH Training Hike) Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 10:00 AM: 12-mile out-and-back, go-at-your-own pace, hike on a paved trail through forest and wetlands along Mattawoman Creek. The hike will start in the town of Indian Head. Hike to

One Day Hike 01/27/2020

One Day Hike

>>> A 3-day, early registration period for 5-time ODH finishers starts today at 5 pm. (Any registrations during this period for hikers who have not completed at least five ODHs will NOT be valid, regardless of any auto-confirmation email message sent by the system.) Registration is online at www.bit.ly/ODHRegistration2020. If you have any problems, contact [email protected].

For the latest notices & updates, join the email list by sending a blank email to onedayhike+[email protected]. All notices are also posted to www.bit.ly/2020ODHInfo.

One Day Hike The Event The One Day Hike (ODH), organized by the Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings (SCPRO; www.sierrapotomac.org), has been held every year since 1974. It comprises two concurrent, non-competitive hikes of 100 km or 62.1 mi (100K) and 50 km or 31.1 mi (50K). Both hikes proceed on the C&O Cana...

ODH Capital Crescent between Fletchers & Bethesda 01/18/2020

ODH Capital Crescent between Fletchers & Bethesda

>> Tomorrow’s training hike is on the Capital Crescent Trail from Fletcher’s to Bethesda (for lunch) and back, or about 10 miles. Leaders are Rob Anderson & Vicky Hsu. The forecast is for low 30s and maybe an inch of snow. That should make it very beautiful, but drive carefully.

Check details & RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/267536658/.

ODH Capital Crescent between Fletchers & Bethesda Sat, Jan 18, 2020, 9:30 AM: MODERATE: Out-and-back, go-at-your-own-pace hike of 10.2 miles on former right-of-way of historic railroad through lovely wooded sections of Northwest DC, with optional ind

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