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Reports about Mountain Club Of Maryland hikes

Hike Report : Loch Raven – Poplar Hill Trail

Article by Rick Royer, pictures by Rose Johnson Diane Novak, Caryn Joachim, Margaret and Ron Wilson, David Yanosik, Donald Kempel, Rose and Peter Johnson, Jay Gordon, Rick Royer (trip leader) 2nd part of hike, we were joined by: Marcie Schubert,

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Hike Report : Wed. Morning In Centennial Park **EDITED**

What was the weather going to do? It rained all night, and the forecast gave a 100% probability of rain at noon – so do we hike, or do we sleep in? Hike leader Deborah Flint made a decision at

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Hike Report : Catoctin Mountain Park – 10H

Under Bill Saunders’s leadership, 25 hikers set off from a makeshift parking lot in the elbow of MD-77 and US-15. It started with a steep climb that seemed to go on forever. Bill’s original plan was for 3,000 feet of

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Hike Report : Catoctin Mountain Park – 8H

Mike O’Connor, Jim and Sharon Koury, Bill Saunders, Mary Thayer, Ann Roberts and I parked in a friendly park Catoctin Mountain Park ranger’s driveway, and in typical Mountain Club style the hike started with a steep climb. Hike leader Mike

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Hike Report : Gunpowder hike @ Sweet Air

A beautiful Sunday morning hike attended by two members and one guest. This part of the Gunpowder has varied terrain of woods, river and a few good climbs. It was the first time for them in this park but close

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Hike Report : Woodstock Hike – July 27

Thirty hikers gathered at the St Alphonsus Rodriguez Church in Woodstock Maryland for a 7+ mile trek. We started on a new trail just opened last year through giant trees and lots of Wavy Leaf Basketgress that made the forest

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Hike Report : Pine Grove Furnace hike ends with a swim and ice cream

On Wednesday, July 6, 11 MCM members had a nice hot and sticky hike up in PA’s Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The day was clear, with a few white clouds moving in the afternoon. We started near the huge

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Hike Report : June 29th Hike North Point

This totally flat area is perfect for a short hike on a hot day. After spraying ourselves with bug spray we set out on the Black Marsh trail, by the time we reached the observation platform we all stopped and

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Hike Report : High Rock Graffiti cleanup

On 1 June 3 MCM members plus 3 volunteers from REI went to the High Rock area for a second graffiti removal session. This was further testing and learning on how to do this in remote areas away from support

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Hike Report : Merchant Mill Pond Canoe/Kayak Trip 2016-04

After a long drive to Merchant Mill Pond in northeast NC, we loaded our gear into one canoe and two kayaks and headed for the group campsite deep (1 mile) into the swamp. Our group of four humans and two

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