|Sent on:||Monday, June 18, 2012 6:04 PM|
Just a note to keep you up to date on things.
When I changed the name of Hiking Around Baltimore to Hiking and Biking Around Baltimore, the local meetups had no group for bicyclists. Now they do. Since we haven't had enough interest in casual biking to have regular biking I am going to change the name back to just Hiking Around Baltimore. This is not to say we cannont plan any biking events, we can now and again, just like we do kayaking, camping, and other outdoor events.
Heads UP Please READ:
I have requested the organizers to place FYI in the title of any event that is not being held by this group. If you see FYI please contact the organization hosting the event and not me. Please read the posted information.
It is not necessary to let me know that you are not attending an event UNLESS you are changing your RSVP from Yes to No.
BE SAFE THIS SUMMER. The mild winter meant that many of the insects that die off in the cold did not. That means more insects this summer including ticks. When hiking you may want to have a hat, long sleeves, and long pants. Use a repellent - you can find less harsh repellents but they may not repel ticks. Check the lable. Here's some info on lyme ticks. http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/ticks/about_ticks.html
For those of you who are sensitive to poison oak and poison ivy. You can buy a cream to both prevent exposure and sooth your skin. It only takes about 15 minutes for poison ivy to adhere to your skin. After that it is difficult to wash off. The poison ivy cream places a barrier between you and the poison ivy. Here is a link to the cheaper of two vendors I found on line. If you find it cheaper let us know.
Poison Ivy/Oak Cream, 2 oz, All Terrain - $6.11
Looking forward to seeing you all on the trail Susan