Year: 2017

Hike Report : Prettyboy Reservoir Area Hike Near Hemlock Gorge 11/1/2017

A seven mile hike with 22 people from the Mountain Club of Maryland. Pictures can be found at this link: https://jimmylegs.smugmug.com/Nature/Hiking/1112017-Hike-With-Mountain-Club-of-Maryland-Near-Hemlock/ Here are a few examples (Click on pictures for enlargements)

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Hike Report : Prettyboy (Blue) Trail – 10/25/2017

My wife and I joined another 19 other Mountain Club of Maryland hikers for a 4 mile walk at the Prettyboy Reservoir. Pictures of the hike can be found at this link: https://jimmylegs.smugmug.com/Nature/Hiking/Hike-With-Mountain-Club-of-Maryland-at-Prettyboy-Trail/. Here’s one example:    

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MCM Completes New A.T. Moldering Privy

After 7 months of work, MCM has opened a new moldering privy at the Alec Kennedy shelter on the Appalachian Trail south of Boiling Springs, PA. The old compost privy, which was nearing capacity, was closed on October 22, 2017.

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New Schedule Published – Over 130 Upcoming Events!

The new schedule has been published for hikes (and a few other events) through the end of February. Between now and Feb, an impressive 138 events have been planned for hiking club members and guests! Happy fall and winter. Click

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Hike Report : Catoctin Furnace To Catoctin Mountain – 13H

(Click on any of the photos to enlarge them)         It was more of an “S” than an “H”! But it was a strong contingent of five ladies and two (lucky) men who joined Jim Koury’s Frederick

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DNR Invasive Plant Training

DNR is hosting two session of training this summer for the Statewide Eyes Program to identify and map invasive plant species. First session is Saturday August 26 at Robinson Nature Center in Howard County. Second Session is Thursday September 14

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Hike Report : Hike at Cromwell Valley Park 8/2/2017

Pictures from our hike today can be found at this link: https://jimmylegs.smugmug.com/Nature/Hiking/822017-Mountain-Club-of-Maryland-Hike-at-Cromwell-Valley/

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13 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike In Maryland Before You Die

According to a recent article, you HAVE to do the following 13 trails: 1. Swallow Falls State Park 2. Calvert Cliffs State Park – Red Trail 3. Billy Goat Trail – Section A 4. Maryland Heights Trail 5. Rocks State

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Cell Phone Hiking App : Diverge – Trail Maps and GPS Tracker

We’ve been contacted by the developer of a new hiking app, that might be of interest to club members. We are not officially endorsing this or any other app – but thought we’d let you know that it exists. The

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SATURDAY – AUGUST 12 – GRAFFITI REMOVAL AT HIGH ROCK

We will continue with graffiti removal on the trail in the vicinity of High Rock near Pen Mar. Expect 4 to 6 hours of moderate labor and some hiking. Bring lunch, hiking shoes, water. We will supply tools and supplies

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