Our 11th Great Passage
Yockatomac Trek 2009
June 13 – 21, 2009
Each participant is responsible for making his/her own reservations at the designated lodging places shown below. Luggage service will be provided only to these lodgings. Please do not plan to stay anywhere else. You must have reservations at one of these lodgings for each night you plan to be on the trip prior to submitting your registration forms. As you make your reservations, fill in the confirmation number (if any) on the registration forms . This form should be returned to the Yocktrek coordinator by April 1, 2009.
Rooms are held for our group at each lodging place through the reservation deadline date indicated. After that, rooms may not be available, and the stated rate may not be honored. Cancellation policies vary widely between small local B&Bs/inns and large chain hotels, and each participant is responsible for their own cancellations. Ask for and be sure you understand the proprietor’s cancellation policies.
Due to lodging capacity limitations on some nights, some lodgings are designated (Full Occupancy Required!). We strongly encourage you if possible to fully utilize the lodging capacity at those places by sharing rooms with a roommate. We really need to double up in order to accommodate the whole trip (we won't ask you to share your bed, but please help us use all the beds). This will allow the trip to be enjoyed by as many participants as possible given the lodging constraints. If you would like help finding a roommate, contact the Yocktrek Coordinator.
All rooms are held under the name “Yockatomac Trek.”
Tell them you are with the group when you call.
The luggage van and transport van will leave from the Boston
Waterfront Restaurant parking lot at 10AM and arrive at the Best Western New
Hampshire Suites at around 3PM. If you
want your bike/gear on either of these vans, be there before 9:30AM to load
up. Unless you are riding in one of the
vans, getting yourself to
Boston Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
For all others, you may book a ride on the shuttle, which
will also meet us at the Boston Waterfront, or you can get yourself to
Phone: (724) 277-0550
http://youghrivertransport.com (not working 10/2017)
The cost of the Yough River Transport ride is $95.00.
Please note that the support van is not the Titanic. It will only hold so much. We don’t want to act like an airline by limiting you to one suitcase and a carry-on, but please try to pack light. Coolers will be available for the group, so you don’t need to bring your own.
Best Western New Hampshire Suites Hotel
Room rate is $169.00 per night (all prices excluding tax). A separate conference room has been reserved for secure bike storage. The room will be locked up overnight, so don’t put anything in there you might need later. The storage room is included in your daily fee.
Complementary continental breakfast is included.
Sunday, June 14
<1 mile to trail
35.5 miles on the C&O Canal Towpath
Ferry and shuttle (or bike) to lodging
** All to meet at Mile Post Zero to the right/east of Thompson’s boat house, 12 PM Sharp, for group photo with historic “MILE 0” marker. ***
Mile 0 – the start of the trip – and where we will gather to take commemorative photos with MP 0, is located on the far side of Thompson’s Boat House. See below satellite pic for help. The stone MP sign is at the end of the dirt trail, to the right/east of the Boat House.
To allow travel time for those who may be joining us on Sunday, as well as those who may want to catch the early Mass or check out the sights in DC, we’ll meet at NOON today at Mile 0, Thompson’s Boat House, for the traditional photo. Following the photo, we’ll leave for White’s Ferry, 35.5 miles along the canal towpath.
You will need to ferry across and take the shuttle to the hotel. See the Ride guide for further details. Don’t forget your dollar for the ferry.
Leesburg, VA, 20176-4401
Cost is $109 per room.
On your own or in groups. There are a number of chain restaurants within easy walking distance.
Complementary continental breakfast included.
Monday, June 15
Shuttle or bike to trail
37 miles on the C&O Canal Towpath
The rate is $125-185 per room.
Not included but available at the Bavarian Inn. The Ratskeller offers casual dining.
On your own at the Bavarian
Tuesday, June 16
27 miles on C&O Canal Towpath
<2 road miles to lodging
Red Roof Inn
Rate: $59 per room.
Chip in for takeout picnic on the lawn.
Waffle House across the parking lot, on your own.
Wednesday, June 17
<2 Mile return to towpath
41 miles on C&O towpath
Shuttle up to B&B
Town Hill Hotel B&B
31101 National Pike
Rates Shared bath - double occupancy: $ 119.00
Extra Person: $ 35.00
Double bed, private bath: $ 139.00
Queen bed, private bath: $ 149.00
King bed, private bath: $ 159.00
(single or double occupancy)
Meals added to cost of room.
At Town Hill. A real treat, and maybe a couple of surprises.
Included at Town Hill.
Don’t miss the baked oatmeal and
Thursday, June 18
Shuttle or ride 7 miles back to trail
44 miles on C&O Canal Towpath
<1 mile to lodging
Ask for Kirsten. Tell her you are with the Yockatomac Trek.
Room rate: $120-$225 per night, depending on room size. The suite can hold up to 4 people.
Holiday Inn Cumberland (overflow only – no rooms held)RED LUGGAGE TAGS REQUIRED
On your own or in groups. There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance.
Included at Walnut Bottom.
On your own at Holiday
Friday, June 19
<1 mile back to trail
32 miles on Allegheny Highlands Trail
<1 mile to lodging.
Western Maryland RR option, reservations required, see check box on registration form.
Tonight’s Lodging: Luggage Tags Required:
Tonight’s Lodging: LUGGAGE TAGS REQUIRED:
Burgess' House ORANGE
Yoder's Motel BLUE
Rates $90-135 per room for Levi Deal. Levi Deal also can hook you up with an apartment across the street from the mansion that sleeps 4.
The Burgess House is $35-45 per night and is very nice.
On your own or in groups.
Included at Levi Deal; dirt cheap breakfast at GI Dayroom on
Saturday, June 20
42 miles on Yough River Trail North
Optional float trip down Middle Yough
Lodging across the street from train station
CAUTION!! Lodging in Ohiopyle on summer weekends is extremely tight due to the rafting outfitters business. Rooms will likely sell out long before the reservation deadline. Make your reservations ASAP and pay particular attention to cancellation policies here, which tend to be very conservative and inflexible.
The motel is just across the street from the trailhead. There are 10 motel rooms, 2 double beds each, $95 per room; 2 suites with 4 beds each, $175 per room.
Pick up luggage at Yough Plaza Motel. The lodge units are located in the block behind the motel.
Dinner: On your own or in groups. The Beer and Gear Festival is in town (at Wilderness Voyagers) today!
Breakfast: On your own at local restaurants. The Firefly Grill right across the street makes a good breakfast sandwich.
55 miles on Yough River Trail North
Finish Line! Arrival at Boston Waterfront Restaurant
Celebrate your accomplishment at our Yummy Y-Trek Picnic! This is a special time, so make sure you build it into your schedule. We will be sharing our last meal together, a last chance to stay anything you want, and a few ‘honors’ will go out to recognized riders for memorable events. Not to be missed!
Goodbyes and farewells…
Re-entry back into the real world…
Boston Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
Have a safe trip home and see you next year!!!