Year: 2017

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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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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Hike Report : 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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