Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hike Report : (In The Blizzard’s Aftermath) – Rockburn/PVSP: Orange Grove Area 6H

By Jim Koury This hike was offered as a substitute for the Frederick Municipal Forest 10H hike Dan McQueen had to cancel because of the heavy snow that fell Saturday, 1/23. The primary problem in offering a hike after a

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Jim, Sharon, John And Joan – Hiking In Switzerland

By Jim Koury Sharon and I went to Switzerland in September, 2016, to celebrate our 43rd anniversary. We (and fellow club members John Breivogel and Joan Marasciulo) went with a tour group and did 7 days of hiking. We’re glad

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Hike Report : Woodstock Area Of PVSP

On Sunday (1/17/16) eighteen of us did a pleasant little 6M hike in the Woodstock area of the Patapsco Valley State Park. (Actually, the advertised 6 mile hike turned into a 7 miler. Normally, I’m pretty precise about mileage, knowing

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Hike Report : Annual Winter Tri-State Hike (WV, MD, VA)

By Jim Koury By On Saturday, January 16, thirteen of us did the annual winter Tri-State hike (West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia). The hike is listed as Hard/Strenuous and earns that designation by being 13 1/2 miles long, with 2,000+ feet

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For MD Hikers, Boots On The Ground Bring Perspective In New Year

Per the Washington Post: Setting a nice tone for the new year can be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other, especially if those steps are taken in Maryland near the roar of rushing water at

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6 Must Have Hiking Apps for the Adventurous Souls Out There

Per ‘The Hiking Trail’: 1. PeakFinder Earth Available for iOS and Android users, this app provides you with the name and information about the mountain you’re about to attempt to hike. All you need to do is hold the camera

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Hike Report : Liberty Reservoir-Coot Peninsula – “11 M”

By Walter Miller The Liberty Reservoir-Coot Peninsula consists of reservoir service roads, foot trails, and many very nice water views along parts of the Morgan Run and Middle Run sections of Liberty Reservoir. While there are no significant single elevation

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Maryland Firearm Deer Season Reopens January 8

Per the Maryland Department Of Natural Resources: The winter portion of the firearm deer season opens on Jan. 8 in Deer Management Region B. The season remains closed in Region A. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or

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Winter Turkey Hunting Season Opens in Maryland

Per the Maryland Department Of Natural Resources: Maryland’s winter turkey hunting season will be open Jan. 21-23 statewide. This season was established in 2015 to increase hunting opportunities. Hunters reported taking 108 turkeys in the first-ever winter season last year.

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Hike Report : MCoMD Rings In 2016 In The PVSP

By Bill Saunders Hike Report – PVSP: OELLA TO PICKALL HIKE – 10 M/H On Saturday, January 2, MCM conducted a 10-mile Oella to Pickall hike in Patapsco Valley State Park. This figure-eight hike began at a trailhead on St.

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