Year: 2017

Hike Report : Devil’s Racecourse To Cowall Shelter – 10-H

It wasn’t too hot, but the humidity was pretty intense when 12 Mountain Club hikers met near the Devil’s Racecourse for an out-and-back Jim Koury “10H” hike. See below for a picture of the Devil’s Racecourse. It’s a barren half-mile

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Hike Report : Hike at Little Gunpowder from Harford Road

Our first hike since becoming member of the Mountain Club of Maryland with a group of 17 people along the banks of the Little Gunpowder River bordering Baltimore and Harford counties. A total of 8 miles. Picture can be found

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Vance Kopp Memorial Hike 5/17/17

Midweek Leisure Hikers pose beforehand at the Mt. Carmel P&R. We were pleased to have one of Dorthy Marvel’s daughters join us. Co-Leaders: Anne Reinhart & Adriene Shriner.

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New Playground Opens in Patapsco Valley State Park

Environmentally-Friendly Play Space Accessible to All One of Maryland’s oldest state parks is set to unveil a brand-new amenity, a completely reconstructed playground with up-to-date features. The new Hollofield Play Space at Patapsco Valley State Park will contain nature-based elements,

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HIKE LEADERS PLEASE READ – Changes To Scheduled Hikes

Hike leaders, Change happens. Up to now, the announcements of changes to the hike schedule have been somewhat informal. Some will contact the webmaster and ask for the change to be made on the web, some post messages on the

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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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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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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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