Big Gunpowder Falls Wildlands Loop followed by Dinner at Gunpowder Lodge

Wildlands map:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/pdfs/GFSP_big2.pdf

Meet at the lower parking lot at Gunpowder lodge, closest to the river.

Wildlands is a ~4.5 mile loop that starts up hill through the forest then ends with a 1.5 mile flat hike along the river.

We will step off EXACTLY at 7:00. If you are late, txt me at 301-6five5-5327

This is a rain or shine event.

Bug spray and long hiking pants are highly recommended!

If you cannot attend please change your RSVP.  Two no-shows will result in me asking you to remove yourself from future events that have a wait list.

Dogs are welcome but they must be well behaved! I don't care if you let them off leash but you must be able to control them verbally or with an e-collar. If they trip someone up or act out I will ask you to put them on leash.

This is cross posted with the 20s and 30s hiking around Baltimore meetup group.

If the group wants we can go to Gunpowder Lodge for dinner afterward. They are used to hikers coming in and stinking up the place.  But I still recommend bringing a dry shirt to change into  :)

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  • Tom B.

    Great hike as always.

    July 27, 2013

  • Karen Z.

    Hi Wayne,
    I realized that 4+ miles was going to be too much for me. I wasn't feeling that great on Wednesday but I did kick butt and got there, probably just a short time after you all left. I missed the turnaround and wasn't familiar with accessing the trail from where the Lodge was so I went across the road and did the blue trail. But just a mile. I was going to leave a msg on a blue Subaru but was not certain it was yours. It had a colored string of rings handing in car. Was that you?

    July 25, 2013

    • Wayne

      PS we left exactly at 7 just like the hike description said.

      July 25, 2013

    • Karen Z.

      So now I know what those colored rings were for. "Big Kitty" toy:-)

      July 27, 2013

  • Anne S.

    A great hike and fun dinner afterwards. I enjoyed meeting everyone. Hope to see you again soon!

    2 · July 25, 2013

    • Michelle

      Hope work wasn't too bad on Thursday!

      July 27, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Another great hike followed by a nice dinner with friendly, sweaty people. Thanks again to Wayne for taking the responsibility to organize these hikes.

    2 · July 25, 2013

  • Wayne

    Great job on the hike everyone. We kept up a strong 2.5 mph pace and covered about 4.5 miles. This one will be a regular. In 2 weeks we'll start trail running this trail so sign up if you want to push yourself.

    I will also start offering this as a night hike as the days end earlier.

    Hope to see everyone back again!

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Eileen

    Great evening. Thanks all!

    July 24, 2013

  • Eileen

    Looking forward to tonight. I won't be able to stay for dinner but can't wait for the hike!

    July 24, 2013

  • Tom B.

    OK, Wayne, Thanks. See you this evening.

    July 24, 2013

  • Wayne

    Hi everyone. Looks like we have a good size group tonight. Nice! Pear make sure to update your rsvp if your plans change. And bringing cash for dinner helps a lot when the bill comes. GPL ain't the cheapest place especially if you have a few blue moons. See everyone tonight...

    July 24, 2013

  • Tom B.

    What does on the waiting list mean Wayne? can I attend?

    July 23, 2013

    • Wayne

      Tom, normally it means don't come since the event is full. But in this case the other place I posted this has not maxed out and likely won't so you are good to come. And how could I say no to seeing Sarah? haha

      July 23, 2013

  • Barbara P.

    My friend Scott is going also.

    July 22, 2013

  • Wayne

    I just made a reservation for 15 people at the lodge around 8:30. I'll let them know as we step off how many are definitely going to stay for a bite to eat after the hike. If it's not too hot we can use the deck. That would also let those with dogs keep an eye on them.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In Baltimore for a short time..love to explore!

    July 22, 2013

  • Wayne

    Looks like we're going to have a nice turn out for this event. 19 total RSVP's between the two groups. Just a reminder on my no-show policy. If you no show twice I'll remove your RSVP from any future event that has a wait list. So please make sure to update your RSVP if your plans change. Also, I just posted this hike again 2 weeks from now but with some trail running mixed in. Hope to see some of you there.

    July 22, 2013

  • Kathy T

    Do you expect to be back at the lodge before dark?

    July 18, 2013

    • Kathy T

      I so frightened of the dark! Will bring my very own head lamp too just in case!

      1 · July 18, 2013

    • Wayne

      I ain't buying it. I don't thing you're afraid of anything Kathy. Btw if I can get things worked out with DNR I plan to start doing this as a night hike regularly too. Fingers crossed the rangers are feeling generous. :-)

      July 19, 2013

  • Jean M.

    Sorry I put in yes mistakenly. I cannot make it....have another engagement.

    July 18, 2013

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