I did this hike with the Trail Dames of Maryland. Trail Dames is a great group for beginner and more experienced hikers. If you have been thinking about hiking (and you are a woman over 18) then this group is for you! Check out their website http://www.traildames.com or look them up at http://www.meetup.com. There are chapters in Georgia (the original group), Virginia, Maryland and more! Come join us!