Appalachian Camino

The Appalachian Camino was Sunday, June 23 – Friday, June 28, 2019

 

What is the Appalachian Camino?

This is a week-long hike created to reflect the Camino de Santiago in Spain, the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania invites you to Walk the Way of Love across sections of the Appalachian Trail in southern Pennsylvania.

To follow along with the daily Appalachian Camino Prayers, click here.
To follow along with the daily Eucharists, click here.

 

The 2019 Appalachian Camino Itinerary is posted below.

Day 1 – Sunday, June 23, 6:15 am
Week Hikers will meet at St. Andrew’s in the Valley, 4620 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17331.

7:30 am
Day Hikers will meet at Trinity Episcopal, 82 S 2nd Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 parking lot.
7:45 am Depart to Calvary Chapel, 13318 Mentzer Gap Road, Beartown, arriving at 8:30 am.
NAME Mentzer Gap Road
LATITUDE 39.7438817920182
LONGITUDE -77.4890492724374
9:00 am Worship in Calvary Chapel. Afterward, Group Picture!
Brief Overview of the Days Hike and Stopping Points. Hit the Trail at 10:00 am!
– Appalachian Camino Start: Mentzer Gap Road, Mackie Run
Rest Area/Stopping Points:
Stop 1 – Antietam Shelter – 4.3mi. – Parking Area East of Old Forge Road along
12 Noon approximately Rattlesnake Run Road. A.T. Parking
NAME Rattlesnake Run Road
TYPE Roadside/Shoulder
LOCATION Rattlesnake Run Road and A.T.
LATITUDE
39.7973414751569
LONGITUDE
-77.4792513263488
Stop 2 – Stoney Mountain Rd. Parking Area – 8.8mi – South of Swamp Rd.
2:30 – 3 pm approximately
A.T. Parking
NAME Snowy Mountain Road
TYPE Roadside/Shoulder LATITUDE 39.8382987169093 LONGITUDE -77.5035811297106
End Day 1 Hike: PA – 233 Intersection – 10.8mi. – Parking area north of the intersection of
3:30 – 4 pm approximately Rte. 233 & Trail. A.T. Parking

NAME
PA 233
TYPE
Roadside/Shoulder
LOCATION
A.T. and Route 233/Vision Quest LATITUDE 39.8497685744269 LONGITUDE -77.5084510492105
Sign-In on Amy’s Clipboard as you Exit the trail with your daypack. We are not losing anyone.
I am calculating time along the trail based on a 2 mile/hour speed. Some will go faster, and some will go slower.
Remember your Time Entering the trail and add 1hr for every 2miles you walk.
Arriving at 4 pm.
Note: If you are a Day Hiker: You may have someone drop you off at a starting point at Calvary Chapel, or on any day at the scheduled time.
You may not be dropped off at the ending church of that day where Week Hikers are gathering that morning. Logistics planning has been tightly scheduled.
If someone dropped you off in the morning, they may pick you up at the evening church, join us for dinner and shared worship.

Overnight Day 1: Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, 58 S 2nd St,
Arriving at 4 pm approximately. Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 264-6351
Upon arrival the first group to arrive off the trail will help to unload the trailer, spreading bags onto the ground for easy identifying.
Dinner: 6 pm
Evening Eucharist: 7:30 pm – Each evening we will have worship and fellowship together in a relaxed, nurturing atmosphere on the grounds of the Church
or in the parish hall depending on the weather and bugs. The rest of the evening is free time. Rest Well.

Day 2 – Monday, June 24
6:00 am – Wake up, clean up, pack your gear and load into the trailer before heading to breakfast.
6:45 – 7:30 am – Enjoy Breakfast.
Make yourself a lunch, pack your daypack with supplies you need for the trail.
7:30 – Start loading into the shuttles.
7:35 am – leave for Trailhead.
8:00 am – arriving Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Rd, Fayetteville, PA 17222
Meanwhile: at St Andrews Episcopal Church, 206 E Burd St, Shippensburg, PA 17257
7:20 am – Day Hikers are parking their cars at the far end of the parking lot in front of the Shippensburg
Home. Leave the spaces closest to the doors for daily visitors and staff.
7:30 am – Load Shuttle
7:40 am – Leave for Trailhead.
8:00 am – arriving Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Rd, Fayetteville, PA 17222
Both Groups Together:
8:05 – Overview of the Days Hike and Stopping Points
8:10 – 8:30 – Morning Worship – Afterwards, Group Picture!
Hit the Trail at 8:30 am!
Appalachian Camino Start Day 2:
– Caledonia State Park, 101 Pine Grove Rd, Fayetteville, PA 17222 – A.T. Parking
NAME
Caledonia State Park
LATITUDE 39.9092360297731
LONGITUDE -77.4835197037003
Rest Area/Stopping Points:
Stop 1 – Ridge Road & Sandy Sod Run – 4.0mi. – Parking Area along the road.
10:30 am – approximately
Rest Area/Stopping Points:
Stop 2 – Canada Hollow & Means Hollow Rd. Intersection – 7.2mi. – Parking along road.
12 noon – approximately
End Day 2 Hike: Shippensburg Road Parking Area – 11.3mi. (Total 22.3 miles)
2:00 – 2:30 pm approximately A.T. Parking
NAME
Shippensburg-Arendtsville Road (Big Flat)
TYPE
Engineered
LATITUDE 39.9976833833297
LONGITUDE -77.4048173306995
Overnight Day 2: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 206 E. Burd Street, Shippensburg, PA
Arriving at 3 pm approximately. (first hikers) 17257
5 pm Dinner: The parishioners of Shippensburg are preparing the evening meal, they may need our help.
7 pm Evening Eucharist: Each evening we will have worship and fellowship together in a relaxed, atmosphere
on the grounds of the Church or in the parish hall depending on the weather and bugs.

 

Day 3 – Tuesday, June 25
6:00 am – Wake up

6:40 am – Depart Shippensburg – Truck w/trailer, 3rd Shuttle to St. John’s, Carlisle to pick-up Day Hikers

and leave the truck w/trailer there for the day.

6:30 – 7:20 am – Enjoy Breakfast.

7:20 am – Start loading Hikers into the shuttles.

7:30 am – Leave for Trailhead.

8:00 am – Arriving Woodrow Row Parking Area, Trail crosses Woodrow Rd. East of Hogshead & Ridge

Road Intersection.

Meanwhile: at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 N Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013

7:15 am – Day Hikers are parking their cars in public spaces around the church. There is no parking lot.

The two spaces near the Church office are reserved for Clergy and staff. The truck/trailer will be

parked there to load only. (If you think it will be easier, we could go a mile down Hanover St. to

Walmart and park in an outer section for the day?)

7:20 am – Load Shuttle

7:30 am – Leave for Trailhead.

8:00 am – Arriving Woodrow Road parking area.  This is very tight space, we are going to need to be vigilant.

about staying out of the road.

Both Groups Together:

8:05 – Overview of the Days Hike and Stopping Points

8:10 – 8:30 – Morning WorshipAfterwards, Group Picture!

Day Hikers will make their lunches at this point. (Week Hikers, you made your lunch back in

Shippensburg)

Spray yourself up with bug spray, sunscreen, get your hat on, chapstick, etc. Fill H2O bottles.

Start staggering groups onto the Appalachian Trail.

Hit the Trail at 8:30 am!

Appalachian Camino Start Day 3:   Woodrow Road crosses the Appalachian Trail,
Near Woodrow Rd, South Newton Township, PA

Rest Area/Stopping Point:
Stop 1 – Pine Grove Furnace State Park – 3.5 mi. – Parking Lot East of Park Headquarters
10:00 am – approximately           Restrooms Available – Fill H2O bottles.

Rest Area/Stopping Point:

Stop 2 – Limekiln Road Intersection – 9.5mi. – Limekiln is a dirt road – Not sure of shape.
1:00 – 1:30 pm – approximately Fill H2O bottles.

End Day 3 Hike: PA Route 34 – 12.6mi. day (Total Camino 33.7 miles) 3:00 pm approximately    Fill H2O bottles.  The End Shuttle will be waiting for you.

Overnight Day 3: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 N Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Arriving 3:30 pm approximately. (first hikers)
Dinner: 5 pm – The cook of St. John’s after-school and summer program is preparing the evening meal, she may need our help. Feel free to offer yourself in service to them, before and after the meal.
Evening Eucharist: 6:30 pm – Each evening we will have worship and fellowship together in a relaxed, nurturing and loving the atmosphere on the grounds of the Church or in the parish hall depending on the weather and bugs.

 

Thank God for all the trees you met today.

Rest Well,

Amen.

 

Day 4 – Wednesday, June 26

6:00 am – Wake up

6:45 – 7:20 am – Enjoy Breakfast at St. John’s, Carlisle.

Make yourself a lunch, pack your daypack with supplies you need for the trail, fill H2O bottles.

7:20 – Start loading Hikers into the shuttles.

7:30 am – Leave for Trailhead.

8:00 am – Arriving at Route 641, (Trindle Rd.) intersection with the Appalachian Trail Parking Area.

Meanwhile:  At the Route 850 Appalachian Trail Parking Lot.

7:15 am – Day Hiker Emily will park her car in the Appalachian Trail Parking Area next to the Truck/trailer

for the day.

8:00 am – Arriving at Route 641, Trindle Rd. Parking Area (16miles – 25min)

Both Groups Together:

8:05 – Overview of the Days Hike and Stopping Points

8:10 – 8:30 – Morning WorshipAfterwards, Group Picture!

Emily Hiker will make her lunch at this point. (Week Hikers, made their lunch back in Carlisle.)

Spray yourself up with bug spray, sunscreen, get your hat on, chapstick, etc. Fill H2O bottles.

Start staggering groups onto the Appalachian Trail.

Hit the Trail at 8:30 am!

Appalachian Camino Start Day 4:   Arriving at Route 641, Trindle Rd.

Appalachian Trail Parking Area

Rest Area/Stopping Point:

Stop 1 – Green Hill Road/Bernhisel Road – 5.0mi. – Parking Area along the road.

Rest Area/Stopping Point:

Stop 2 – Wertzville Road Parking Area – 8.0mi. (Last stop before climbing Mountain to Darlington Shelter.)

End Day 4 Hike: PA Route 850 – 12.6mi. day (Total Camino 47.3 miles)

Overnight Day 4: The Church of the Nativity & St. Stephens, Newport & Thompsontown

157 South 2nd St., Newport, PA 17074                (717) 567-6514

Arriving 4:00 – 4:30 pm approximately. (first hikers)

Dinner: 6:30 pm – Rumor has it we are being treated to ‘Homemade Chicken Pot Pie”, made with a family recipe.  Feel free to lend a hand in service, before and after the meal.

Evening Eucharist: 8:00 pm – Each evening we will have worship and fellowship together in a relaxed, nurturing and loving atmosphere on the grounds of the Church or in the parish hall depending on the weather and bugs.

Thank God for the people on the trail that came before us. Bishop Darlington.

 

Rest Well,

Amen.

Day 5 – Thursday, June 27

6:00 am – Wake up, clean up, pack your night gear and load into the trailer before heading to breakfast.

All Gear tagged, loaded into the trailer, keeping your day pack with you.

6:40 am – Depart Newport – Truck w/trailer, 3rd Shuttle to St. Andrew’s in the Valley Parking Lot.

(26mi. – approx. 35 min.)

6:45 – 7:20 am – Enjoy Breakfast in Newport.

7:20 – Start loading Hikers into the shuttles.

7:30 am – Leave for Trailhead.

8:00 am – Arriving Sherman’s Creek, Duncannon U.S. 11 & 15, on the south side of the Bridge.

Meanwhile:  At St. Andrew’s in the Valley Parking Lot.

7:15 am – Day Hikers will park their cars in the parking lot with the Week Long parkers and next to the

Truck/trailer for the day.

Both Groups Together:

8:05 – Overview of the Days Hike and Stopping Points

8:10 – 8:30 – Morning WorshipAfterwards, Group Picture!

Day Hikers will make their lunch at this point. (Week Hikers, made their lunch back in Newport.)

Start staggering groups onto the Appalachian Trail.

Hit the Trail at 8:30 am!

Appalachian Camino Start Day 5:   Sherman’s Creek Bridge, Duncannon U.S. 11 & 15, on the south side of Sherman Creek. Hike through the Town of Duncannon. Take some time to browse the shop windows or have a cup of coffee at the café.

Rest Area/Stopping Point:

Stop 1 – Route 147 Parking Area – 3.5mi

End Day 5 Hike: PA 225, Top of Peters Mountain – 9.5mi. day (Total Camino 56.8 miles)

(3:00 pm approximately)

Overnight Day 5: St. Andrew’s in the Valley Episcopal Church

4620 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17112  (717)657-8583

Arriving 3:30 – 4:00pm approximately. (first hikers)

Dinner: 5:30 pm – St. Andrew’s is providing dinner, in the parish house or outside on the picnic tables depending on weather conditions.

Evening Eucharist: 7:00 pm – Each evening we will have worship and fellowship together in a relaxed, nurturing and loving atmosphere on the grounds of the Church or in the parish hall depending on the weather and bugs.

 

Thank God for amazing vistas along the ridge trail.

Rest Well,

Amen.

Day 6 – Friday, June 28

6:45 am – Wake up, clean up, pack your night gear and load into your own car before heading to breakfast.

Keeping your day pack with you.

6:45 – 7:20 am – Enjoy Breakfast in Harrisburg.

Day hikers will be arriving, Make yourself a lunch, pack your daypack with supplies you need for the trail, fill extra H2O bottles. NO Rest stops/watering holes again today. A long beautiful hike along the ridge of Peter’s Mountain from PA 225, where you ended yesterday to PA 325 coming off the ridge.

7:20 – Start loading all Hikers into the shuttles.

7:30 am – Leave for Trailhead.

8:00 am – Arriving PA 225, Top of Peters Mountain. (15miles – 20min)

Everyone Together:

8:05 – Overview of the Days Hike with No Stopping Points

8:10 – 8:30 – Morning WorshipAfterwards, Group Picture!

Hit the Trail at 8:30 am!

Appalachian Camino Start Day 6:   PA 225, top Peters Mountain

NO STOPPING POINTS

End Day 6 Hike: PA 325 to Clark Valley Road – 9.5mi. day (Total Camino 66.3 miles)

3:00 pm approximately

Celebration Party Day 6: St. Andrew’s in the Valley Episcopal Church

4620 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17112  (717) 657-8583

Arriving 3:30 – 4:00 pm approximately. (first hikers)

Party: 5:00 pm – The Diocese is providing a celebration dinner at St. Andrew’s. They are wonderful host/hostesses. Get ready for some fun.  Thank you for all the help you have provided during the week at each site and your willingness to be flexible at any moment.

Closing Eucharist: 6:30 pm – Each evening we will have worship and fellowship together in a relaxed, nurturing and loving the atmosphere on the grounds of the Church or in the parish hall depending on the weather and bugs.

The rest of the evening is free time. Go home and sleep in your own comfortable bed.

Thank God for amazing you!!

Rest Well,

Amen.

Resources for: Children | Youth | Young Adults