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Brownie Pie Expedition (and Hike)

The Hike and Pie has been one of our most popular hikes.  So, when exploring the wilds of PA I stumbled upon this delicacy of sweetness, I knew I had to make it an official expedition.

Ladies and Gentleman, the Brownie Pizza! That is a brownie crust, with ice cream base and then toppings like caramel, peanut butter cups or cookie dough. This is no ordinary ice cream shop, it is all homemade and they really know their craft.

I have never before sampled this creation because I knew I could not handle it alone. So, I need to recruit at least 6 other brave souls to find and conquer the brownie pizza!

Of course, we will make you earn it first with some heart pounding hiking.  Let's hope that it stays warm in the mountains and we get a couple summer showers in the week before, because, if it rains a little, this trail will be spectacular.

We will be following the Northkill Creek and its tributaries up Blue Mountain to Sandy Spring. There are no grand vistas from the Sandy Spring trail, only countless little mountain streams. With rain and warm weather, the streams should be babbling.

After we reach the Sandy Spring, we will take the Tom Lowe trail back down for a nice 5ish mile loop.  This trail winds up and down the walls of a shallow gorge for a total elevation gain of about 850 feet.  All in all, it should take us 2-3 hours.

Make sure you bring shoes you do not mind getting wet.  We will cross many little streams and the Northkill Creek may be high enough that you will have to wade.

This hike is limited to 15 people.  Only the first 15 to pay get to go.

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Carl (guide)


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  • Nyssa W.

    Hey all, just joined the hike this morning and didn't get the email with the details. Where exactly are we meeting?

    July 26, 2014

  • Joel

    Is any transportation being arranged? I can take one other person in my small car if anyone needs a ride; or I'd be happy to ride with someone else.

    July 24, 2014

    • Carl E.

      We can meet for a carpool if people are interested. But, I will most likely have dogs in the car. So, I am not a great car pool mate.

      July 25, 2014

    • Joel

      Ok. I'll leave from Center City. If anyone wants to join me, text me[masked]

      July 25, 2014

  • Carl E.

    Details email went out this afternoon. If you paid and did not receive it, email me.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rob M.

    This looks like a great hike. What time do you think we would be wrapping up ? I have a 700 pm

    July 7, 2014

    • Carl E.

      You will be home long before then. Even if slow we will be done by 3.

      July 8, 2014

    • Rob M.

      Ok great. Gonna try and make that. I'll check the times and try to navigate.

      July 8, 2014

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