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General news about hiking or about environmental issues, that may be of interest to club members.

10 Easy Maryland Hikes

We all know about some of these, but many of us won’t know about several of these hikes. They aren’t all withing easy reach of Baltimore, but the list seems to be worth a look. The article: 10 Easy Hikes

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Shenandoah National Park Announces Ride the Drive Car-Free Day in North District of Park

Luray, Virginia: On April 23, 2017 Shenandoah National Park will open the north district of Skyline Drive to non-motorized vehicles only to celebrate National ParkRx Day and National Park Week. During this event, Skyline Drive will be closed to motorized

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MD Department Of Natural Resources – Upcoming Events

3/2 Trail Workshop in Cambridge 3/4 Hooley Plunge at Rocky Gap 3/5 Building for Bees at Seneca Creek 3/7, 9 Mallows Bay Public Meetings in La Plata, Arnold 3/11-12 Tubman State Park Opening in Church Creek 3/11, 18 Maple Syrup

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Maryland Department Of Natural Resources Annual Photo Contest – 2017

The 14th Annual Photo Contest Runs Now Through Aug. 31 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting entries for its annual photo contest now through Aug. 31, 2017. Photographers – from novice to professional – can enter online or

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The Most Epic Long Hiking Trails In the U.S.A.

Per Backpacker magazine, these long, scenic trails cover anywhere from 100 to nearly 7,000 miles CLICK HERE to view a map of almost 50 trails – it’s interesting to see how they span right across the USA.  The trails mapped

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The 50-Mile Kennedy Walk (A Possible HAM Training Event?)

Background on the 50-Mile Walk On February 9, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy walked from Great Falls, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The journey was initialized by his brother, President John F. Kennedy, who had reiterated an earlier

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Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

2,000 People Participate in First Day Hikes Staff and volunteers hosted 33 guided hikes at 21 state parks on New Year’s Day. From beachside marshes to rocky cliffs, each park offered its own unique adventure and walk. A total of

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30 Terrifying Trails

Bucket list, anyone? Full story here: http://activejunky.com/articles/30-dangerous-terrifying-trails?utm_source=keywee&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=kwtest&kwp_0=296966&kwp_4=1162840&kwp_1=530343

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Dept Of Natural Resources : Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike

All are invited to kick-off the New Year with an invigorating First Day Hike at a nearby state park, as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources – once again – takes part in the national New Year’s Day event of

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Military Veterans, Members, and POW’s – Enter All State Parks Free On Veretans Day – 11/11

The Department of Natural Resources has several programs and special rates for military veterans, active duty service members, and prisoners of war. Click the link below for a brief summary, with links to more information. http://dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/Military-One-stop-Shop.aspx?utm_source=11-9-16+DNR+NEWS&utm_campaign=11-9-16+DNR+NEWS&utm_medium=email

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