Category: General Hiking Or Environmental News

General news about hiking or about environmental issues, that may be of interest to club members.

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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10 Hikes to See Extreme Nature

Per the National Geographic – the more adventurous Mountain Club members might like to put these on their bucket lists: Sure, the journey is the destination for some, but these hikes will take you to places where you can see

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“American Hiking” Seeking Fall Interns

If you are – or have – a recent graduate looking for an internship in Silver Spring – this may be promising: Do you have a passion for outdoor recreation and want to make a positive impact on our nation’s

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5 Places to Hike in Baltimore County

I’m sure we all know this – but here’s an interesting list of some Baltimore County hiking locations. http://patch.com/maryland/timonium/5-places-to-hike-in-baltimore-county It provides an overview of: – Patapsco State Park – Oregon Ridge Park – Gunpowder Falls State Park – North Point

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Trail Tales – By Frederick News Post

The Frederick News Post featured a short series of hikes completed by 2 of their staff. Here are a few of their reports: Trail Tales: Catoctin Mountain Park and a wrong turn http://www.fredericknewspost.com/places/local/frederick_county/thurmont-emmitsburg/trail-tales-catoctin-mountain-park-and-a-wrong-turn/article_b64251aa-0bd1-5f82-9106-999702cb3d68.html Trail Tales: Monocacy Battlefield provides tranquil hiking

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Maryland’s Best Hikes?

I’m sure most of us in the Mountain Club are aware of these – but it’s still worth a look. It’s s a nice overview of a dozen attractive spots in Maryland, with some great pictures. These 12 Hiking Spots

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Virginia’s Best Hikes?

This was compiled from social media, which is hardly the best medium to evaluate hikes. And some of the hikes here are very short. But the list includes some of Virginia’s better overlooks – which will be familiar to many

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Appalachian Trail Museum to Dedicate Children’s Exhibit

Submitted by Bill Saunders. Children’s Festival and Hall of Fame Induction on National Trails Day weekend: GARDNERS, PA – On Saturday, June 4th, 2016 (National Trails Day) the Appalachian Trail Museum is proud to celebrate the opening of its newest

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Happy “Earth Day” – AHS Releases New Report: Hiking Trails in America

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce it’s publication of Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Prosperity, a report that answers the need for a one-stop source for readily understood information about America’s hiking trails and the myriad of benefits

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