October 5

Leg 8: Frederick to Leesburg

Number of people walking today: 7

Route SummaryThere are 2 maps for today’s walk. Sections of the walk on Map #2 are on unpaved roads.
Van transport in the middle of the route. Meet at PizzaGrill on the Rocks for lunch and transport to next section of the route. Meeting time ~12:30 pm.
Starting PointFairfield Inn & Suites Frederick
5220 Westview Drive
Frederick MD 21703
(301) 631-2000
Starting Time7:00 am
End Walking Time4:00 pm
Ending PointHampton Inn and Suites Leesburg
117 Fort Evans Rd NE
Leesburg VA 20176
(703) 669-8640
Walking Mileage19.5 miles
MealsBreakfast: included for overnight guests
Lunch: Pizza on the Rocks ONLY OPTION (last stop on Map #1; opens at 11 am on Tuesdays)
Dinner: several options within walking distance of hotel
RestroomsLimited to none
Contact InfoVan Driver: 470-653-7880.
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
Route map(s)Map 1: Fairfield to Pizza Grill on the Rocks
Map 2: Village Winery to Hampton Inn Leesburg
Route Map PDFsPDF 1: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Frederick to Pizza Grill on the Rocks
PDF 2: Village Winery to Hampton Inn & Suites Leesburg
Special Navigation Instructions
Laundry AvailabilityYes
Instructions for DriverMID-DAY: Pick up walkers at mile 11.5, Pizza Grill on the Rocks, and drop them off at Village Winery (10 mile drive) for them to walk the rest of the way to the hotel
Driver Map(s)PizzaGrill to Village Winery
History Blog PostLeesburg, Virginia
Miscellaneous InformationNavigation:
Each Google Map route will have a starting point and multiple stops.  
iPhone users: when you arrive at a stop, you must remove the PREVIOUS starting point, making your current stop the NEW starting point. 
Android users:  As long as you “arrive” at each stop, it will automatically advance to the next one.  Otherwise, you will have to remove a stop.
EXCEPTION: Do NOT remove any stops when you are in a dead zone! This will cancel the map and you will not be able to relaunch it.
Dead zone: in poor or no cell phone coverage, you will still be able to see the route since GPS continues to work.  Just don’t exit the map or try to remove a stop or you will lose the route.  

Obey all traffic laws.  Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible.  When sidewalks are not available, generally it is recommended to walk against traffic but there may be times where the shoulder is wider walking WITH traffic.  Be careful approaching curves and hills as visibility will be limited! 
Walk with a buddy.

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