Oregon ridge dayhike/exploration

  • January 18, 2010 · 12:30 PM

Time for a short, holiday (MLK) dayhike in Oregon Ridge. I've not been there before, so this is an exporation hike as well. Apologies for the short lead time in setting this up; wanted to squeeze one more hike in, before I find out next week if I'm.....otherwise occupied for the forseeable future.

From "MidAtlanticHikes.com": "This is a pretty easy romp in the woods. It's close to Baltimore and a great place to take the kids and Fido. It's also a good place to go when you have cabin fever real bad or are trying to rehab an injury and a stationary bike or treadmill just doesn't seem to cut it for you. The starting point also offers a pretty nice Nature Center with live snakes and amphibians, an indoor beehive and numerous taxidermy displays. If you are in moderate condition it should take you no more than 2 hours to complete the longest possible circuit of 4.2 miles which is described here."

Lunch, afterwards, in the area is optional.

Fido is welcome on this hike. I will be there with the typical grey Mazda and the typical overexcited brown dog. We'll meet at the nature center; directions are available here: http://www.google.com...

Read more here: http://midatlantichik...

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  • Pam

    beautiful day, great location and hike

    January 20, 2010

  • David G

    Dom, thanks for putting together another fun hike. I enjoyed meeting new people like Amy, Beverly, Becky, etc. And of course enjoyed seeing those I've already met.

    January 19, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it! Jackson aka the rock chasing dog had fun too!

    January 18, 2010

  • Maria

    The Nature Center is closed on Mondays

    January 18, 2010

  • Cathy

    An absolutely beautiful day! Thank you Dominic and Scarlett for leading us!

    January 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people. The weather was perfect. Since this was my second hike, I had to work a little harder than some, but loved it.

    January 18, 2010

  • Jim N.

    Great people, great times, great food and Dominic is the best!

    January 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice distance and gradation of terrain. Decent challenge for me.

    January 18, 2010

  • Rebecca

    Good folks and really super to hike with so many dogs around!

    January 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time! I was glad to see a mixture of meetups.

    January 18, 2010

  • M

    It's really muddy. Recommend waterproof shoes with the stream crossings as the water is a little deeper and faster than usual due to all the recent rain/snow melt. Also bring a change of socks/shoes for afterwards.

    January 18, 2010

  • Dominic F.

    Judy; thanks for the update. I'm starting out with a chocolate lab; can only imagine what she'll look like when done...

    January 17, 2010

  • Judy W.

    We have to work tomorrow so we did the hike yesterday and really enjoyed it, as did our golden lab, who was more of a chocolate lab when we finished. The trail was very muddy and your feet will probably get wet as there are 4 stream crossings. We ran into quite a few people and their dogs out enjoying the warmer weather. The trail instructions were good as we didn't stray a single time. It is nice having a good place to hike so close to home. Enjoy tomorrow.

    January 17, 2010

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