The Yockatomac Trek
Our 12th Great Passage
Yockatomac Trek 2010
Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, PA
June 19 – 27, 2010
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 reservation forms. This form should be returned to the Yocktrek coordinator by April 1, 2010.
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 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 by 9:30AM to load up. Unless you are riding in one of the vans, getting yourself to Georgetown is your responsibility. As an incentive for you to get your reservation in early, there will be a limited number of seats on the support van for $25 per seat. These will be offered on a first come basis. Riders will be contacted in the order their reservations are received. The price is low because the van is going there anyway and all funds go into the general kitty.
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 Georgetown any other way you can. It’s your trip. Some out of towners may choose to meet the group in Georgetown and shuttle back or leave out of Pittsburgh. Here’s the contact information for the shuttle van.
Yough River Transport
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
1121 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
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.
The Tombs, 1226 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, just atop the infamous M Street steps. Dinner is not included in your daily fee. Reservation is at 5:30, to give you time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Georgetown afterward, and because we’ll be in the van at lunchtime. Phone (202) 337-6668
Complementary continental breakfast is included.
Sunday, June 20
Georgetown to Leesburg, Va.
<1 mile to trail
35.5 miles on the C&O Canal Towpath
Ferry and shuttle (or bike) to lodging
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.
726 East Market Street
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 21
Shuttle or bike to trail
25 miles on the C&O Canal Towpath
Cross the Harper Ferry Bridge to lodging
Harpers Ferry Guest House
PO Box 1079, 800 Washington Street
Harpers Ferry West Virginia 25425
$95-100 per night
Chris Craig, Innkeeper
PO Box 1011
844 East Ridge Street ~ Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
$95-135 per night
The Town's Inn
179 High Street
Harper's Ferry, WV 25425
P.O. Box 1412
Harper's Ferry, WV 25425
$30-$95 per night dormitory or single room
188 High Street
Harpers Ferry WV 25425
Whole house rented for $275, sleeps six. E-mail coordinator for availability.
Comfort Inn Overflow only, no rooms held.
25 Union Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
On your own or in groups. We’ll arrange a Ghost Tour in the evening for anyone interested.
On your own or at the B&B.
Tuesday, June 22
39 miles on C&O Canal Towpath
Optional Antietam battlefield tour
<2 road miles to lodging
Red Roof Inn
310 East Potomac St.
Williamsport, MD 21795
Rate: $59 per room.
Chip in for takeout picnic on the lawn.
Waffle House across the parking lot, on your own.
Wednesday, June 23
<2 Mile return to towpath
41 miles on C&O towpath
Shuttle up to B&B
Town Hill Hotel B&B
31101 National Pike
Little Orleans, MD 21766
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)
Dinner added to cost of room.
At Town Hill, added to cost of room. A real treat.
Included at Town Hill. Don’t miss the baked oatmeal and Alabama tomato pie.
Thursday, June 24
Shuttle or ride 7 miles back to trail
44 miles on C&O Canal Towpath
<1 mile to lodging
Lodging: Luggage tags required today
Fairfield Inn Cumberland RED
21 North Wineow Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502 USA
Rates $109 per night.
Breakfast is included.
Holiday Inn Cumberland BLUE Overflow only, no rooms held!
100 South George St.
Cumberland, MD 21502
On your own or in groups. There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance.
Included at Fairfield Inn.
Friday, June 25
<1 mile back to trail
44 miles on Allegheny Highlands Trail
<1 mile to lodging.
Western Maryland RR option, reservations required, see check box on registration form.
Lodging: Rockwood Trail House Bed & Breakfast RED
131 Rockdale Rd
Rockwood, PA 15557
Located at the Rockwood Trail Head. High speed internet for guests and breakfast can be requested for an additional charge. Open 7 days, will pick-up for emergency. Also owns a bike shop with rentals, repairs, accessories & sales; health snacks and drinks. Limited shuttling for guests. $96.00 per room, breakfast included.
Gingerbread House B&B ORANGE
156 Rockdale Road
Rockwood, PA 15557
50 yards from the trail, first house on the left as you leave the trail. $75-90 per room.
Hostel on Main BLUE
506 Main St.
Rockwood, PA 15557
From the trail, cross over the Casselman River, make a right onto Water Street, follow around curve on Chestnut, cross railroad tracks, Hostel on Main is on the left. Dormitory style housing with one private suite. $26 per person.
Husky Haven Guesthouse RED
440 Water St.
Rockwood, PA 15557-1039
From the trail, cross over the Casselman River, make a right onto Water Street. The guesthouse is three fourths of the way down the block on the right. The guesthouse has three bedrooms. The cost is $50 for the first person, $35 for each additional person for the whole house.
Catered meal and possibly a show at Rockwood Opera House.
Included at B&B’s nearby café for Hostel dwellers.
Saturday, June 26
30 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. Be sure to tell them you are with the Yockatomac Trek.
28 Sherman St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
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.
Lodge Overflow only no rooms held.
138 Grant St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
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.
Breakfast: On your own at local restaurants. The Firefly Grill right across the street makes a good breakfast sandwich and does a breakfast buffet on weekends.
Sunday, June 27
55 miles on Yough River Trail North
Finish Line! Arrival at Boston Waterfront
Celebrate your accomplishment at our Yummy Y-Trek Picnic!
Goodbyes and farewells…
Re-entry back into the real world…
Have a safe trip home and see you next year!!!