New Meetup: Patapsco valley McKeldin Area

From: Dominic F.
Sent on: Monday, May 18, 2009 8:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Baltimore Hiking Meetup Group!

What: Patapsco valley McKeldin Area

When: June 13,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: Per a member's request....and to prove I can do "easy" hikes on occasion!

This hike is taken from midatlantic hikes http://www.midatlantichikes.com/mckeldin.htm

Description: The McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park consists of 1403 acres on the Howard and Carroll County border. It has 8 miles of well maintained trails, most of which are multi-use. The focal point for hikers has to be the Switchback and McKeldin Rapids Trails as they follow the banks of the north and south branches of the Patapsco River. Dogs are allowed on the trails of the park but you cannot take them beyond the first parking lot past the entrance. (The trailheads are just before the entrance.) Parking costs $2.00 for MD residents and $3.00 for non-residents. Pay by the honor system.

This 6.8 mile easy to moderate hike included most of the trails except for a couple of short segments of the Switchback Trail and the Medicine Tree Trail It is very difficult to get lost

Googlemaps directions here: http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=39.3593-76.8891&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.358024,56.25&ie=UTF8&ll=39.360067,-76.889105&spn=0.006985,0.013733&z=16&iwloc=addr

Fido is welcome on this hike, as long as he/she is well beahved, and leashed.

We'll meet by the contact station/parking area.

Note the park entrance fee: $2 for MD residents, $3 for non residents.

Learn more here:
http://hiking.meetup.com/160/calendar/10441497/

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