Middle Patuxent Environmental Area ( Post winter recovery hike.)

  • March 21, 2010 · 12:00 PM

Revisiting this nearby park for a late fall short (5 flat miles) afternoon hike. . The hike is taken from "60 hikes within 60 miles-Baltimore" Another new area to explore--near Baltimore, to boot. This is a ~5 mi easy/moderate loop hike, along the Middle Branch of the Patunxet River. Hiking time ~ 1.5 hrs, with multiple lunch oppurtunities nearby. Directions 695 to I70 W to MD-29 South then onto rte 108 west towards Clarksville Go 5 mi, then turn Left onto Trotter Rd; go 1/2 mi to a gravel parking lot on the left. We'll meet there at NOON, and depart for the hike shortly thereafter.

A short hike, but an easy and easily accesible one, as we get back into hiking, and wait for rivers to go down to fordable levels and the ground to dry out before we get back to longer/harder hikes. Lunch afterwards is always a (definite) option. Last time we were here, we descended upon a pretty good Mexican place in Clarksville. There are no river crossings, aspreviously mentioned; howeevr, given the weather we've had over this past winter, the ground WILL be wet and boggy. Wear boots. Waterproof/waterresitant boots are recommended.

Fido, as long as he/she is leashed, and wll behaved (towards people and other dogs) is welcome.

I'll be there with theusualy grey Mazda (look for the yakracks), and the usual brown--soon to be muddy-dog., My cell is[masked]

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  • Guinevere

    Nice day, nice hike!

    April 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice hike. A few challenges here and there, but a very easy one to do ona beautiful day. Extremely well-organized.

    March 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day, good beginner walk to get back into the hiking. A exceptionally friendly group of interesting people. I loved the day.

    March 21, 2010

  • Pam

    Beautiful weather, easy warmup hike for the season

    March 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was 10 minutes late and looped counter-clock-wise, but never met the group. Anyway it was good hike.

    March 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ought to be a beautiful day. Can hardly wait to shake the cobwebs off the shoes... time to oil my knees!

    March 18, 2010

  • Dominic F.

    meeting at the parking lot on the left side of Trotter Rd.

    March 18, 2010

  • Erica B.

    Do we have the specifics on where to meet yet?

    March 18, 2010

  • Dawn

    Great! I'll see you guys then :)

    March 16, 2010

  • Dominic F.

    yes....off of rte 108. Never sure if that's technically columbia or clarksville there.

    March 16, 2010

  • Dawn

    Is the Middle Patuxent Enviromental Area in Columbia, MD?

    March 16, 2010

  • Dominic F.

    heavy rain will cancel. Light drizzle will not. Check back closer in to the hike date for details.....

    March 13, 2010

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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