Author: Duncan Glenday

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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The Most Epic Long Hiking Trails In the U.S.A.

Per Backpacker magazine, these long, scenic trails cover anywhere from 100 to nearly 7,000 miles CLICK HERE to view a map of almost 50 trails – it’s interesting to see how they span right across the USA.  The trails mapped

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The 50-Mile Kennedy Walk (A Possible HAM Training Event?)

Background on the 50-Mile Walk On February 9, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy walked from Great Falls, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The journey was initialized by his brother, President John F. Kennedy, who had reiterated an earlier

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Maryland Hikers Trek Over 4,000 Miles on New Year’s Day

2,000 People Participate in First Day Hikes Staff and volunteers hosted 33 guided hikes at 21 state parks on New Year’s Day. From beachside marshes to rocky cliffs, each park offered its own unique adventure and walk. A total of

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30 Terrifying Trails

Bucket list, anyone? Full story here: http://activejunky.com/articles/30-dangerous-terrifying-trails?utm_source=keywee&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=kwtest&kwp_0=296966&kwp_4=1162840&kwp_1=530343

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Dept Of Natural Resources : Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike

All are invited to kick-off the New Year with an invigorating First Day Hike at a nearby state park, as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources – once again – takes part in the national New Year’s Day event of

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Military Veterans, Members, and POW’s – Enter All State Parks Free On Veretans Day – 11/11

The Department of Natural Resources has several programs and special rates for military veterans, active duty service members, and prisoners of war. Click the link below for a brief summary, with links to more information. http://dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/Military-One-stop-Shop.aspx?utm_source=11-9-16+DNR+NEWS&utm_campaign=11-9-16+DNR+NEWS&utm_medium=email

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Maryland Fall Foliage Report

Per the Department of Natural Resources: Welcome to the Fall Foliage & Festival report for the weekend of October 8 and 9, brought to you by the Maryland Office of Tourism and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Well, the

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Over 1,000 Pictures In the Club’s Photo Gallery

Over the years, many people have taken pictures on Mountain Club hikes. Where did the pictures go? Paid-up members who are registered users of the web site can click on “General” in the main menu, then on “Gallery”. (Or click

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Hike Schedule Has Been Updated – Almost 150 Hikes Lined Up!

The hike schedule has been updated. There are currently almost 150 hikes and events scheduled all the way through to the end of next February. Paid-up members who are logged in can view the full schedule here. Visitors can find

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