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GU/SFS Alumni Hike on the Billy Goat Trail

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Billy Goat Trail Section A

Potomac, MD 20854

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Come one, come all! The Georgetown University DC Alumni Club and the Walsh School of Foreign Service invite you to a hike on Section A of the Billy Goat Trail in Potomac, Maryland.

SFS will provide water, granola bars, and SFS swag to those who can make it! Feel free to bring family and friends. Show your Hoya pride and wear some Georgetown gear! Look for us as you hike and in the parking area/picnic area.

About Billy Goat Trail Section A:

Billy Goat Trail A is the longest section and by far the most technical, dangerous, and difficult section of the Billy Goat Trail. It is less than two miles, but you will be doing some rock climbing and scrambling over very slippery surfaces. There are blue blazes painted on trees and rocks to keep you going the right way. Follow the blue blazes and stay on the trail. Any area not marked by blazes is closed. No dogs are permitted on this section of the trail. Dogs are permitted to walk along the C&O Canal.

Does this sound too intense? There are two other sections of the trail (B & C) to explore. Define your pace and find the trail to fit your comfort level.

Cost:

There is a $10/car fee to enter the park (unless you have a 4th grader in your family who could get you in for free).

Directions:

Please visit the NPS website for directions and additional details.

Contact:

Contact Eleanor Jones, SFS Director of Alumni Engagement with any questions: eleanor.jones@georgetown.edu.

Waiver:

Waivers will be available at this activity. Here's a preview of the waiver which will be on hand for signature/date.

My participation in this activity "GU/SFS Alumni Hike on the Billy Goat Trail" is completely voluntary. I am aware of the inherent potential hazards involved with this activity, including but not limited to: inclement weather conditions, lightning strikes, drowning, difficult trail conditions, marked and unmarked trail and road hazards, falls, falling rock and/or other falling debris, encounters with animals, and accidents during transportation to and from the activity. I agree that I am willing to assume these risks. I acknowledge that neither the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA), Georgetown University, nor any of their employees or volunteers can absolutely guarantee my safety in every situation, and that GUAA and Georgetown University personnel have taken appropriate and reasonable measures to inform me of potential risks and ensure my safety. I therefore agree for myself, my heirs, and my personal representatives, to hold harmless and forever release and discharge GUAA, Georgetown University, their employees, volunteers, and students, from and against all claims, demands, actions or causes of action, deriving from damage to personal property, personal injury or death that may arise in connection with my participation in the activity, except for such damages or injury as may be caused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the employees, agents, or volunteers of the GUAA or the University. I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to these terms.
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