June 29, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Summer is finally here, and Baloo is itching to explore some new turf. We will be hiking the Clopper Lake section of Seneca Creek State Park, and the main feature of the hike will be an undulating 2.7 mile loop around the lake. While I've never been in this park before, my guide book says to expect gentle hills and a trail that has portions that are covered in roots. I expect that the hike will take about 2.5 hours.
Dogs must be ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES on this hike. Please bring plenty of water for you and your dog, and don't forget your poop bags.
While I chose this hike because it will be mostly shady, we will do our best to beat the summer heat by hiking early, before the heat of the day. We will plan to hit the trailhead and be on our way at 8:15, so please plan to be there at 8 AM to join the group, do introductions, etc.
Here are some directions, lifted from the park's website:
From Washington, D.C, Virginia and points south, take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland. Take Exit 10, Clopper Road (Route 117). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. The park is approximately 2 miles on the left.
From points north, take I-270 south towards Washington, D.C., take Exit 11 (MD Route 124 west). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. At the second light, turn right onto Clopper Road (Route 117). The park is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.
See you there!