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].