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Oregon Ridge Yellow Trail Hike (Alternating Weeks)

Every otherSaturday, we will be adding the Yellow Trail to our normal hike. Though not adding any significant difficulty, it is double the time and double the distance. Essentially it is up and down the Ridge twice instead of our normal once. plan for this and allow from 9AM to Noon, just to be safe.

The Yellow Trail does cross the stream several times. I, for one, do not plan on getting my feet wet but, oh well, sometimes stuff happens. You might choose your footwear accordingly.

Starting promptly at 9am at Oregon Ridge Park (Nature Center). The Nature Center entrance is on Beaver Dam Rd., only about 50 feet south of Shawan Rd., just behind the Oregon Grille restaurant parking lot. It's called Kurtz Lane on many maps. Follow this road for roughly 1/2 mile to get to the parking lot.

We meet in the parking lot between the lake and the Nature Center. Look for the "carved" wooden bench. You can't miss us.

We will walk approximately four miles, at a comfortable pace for beginners. Though the walking time, including the Yellow Trail, should be roughly two hours, set aside from 9 to Noon just in case

Go here for an excellent map of the park with the Nature Center entrance clearly marked.

Some may want to stay for a while later and take advantage of the free exhibits at the Nature Center. Others may want to stay for a swim at the lake, in season (one of Baltimore County's best kept secrets), which does carry a daily charge.

I will not post cancellations because of the weather. I assume we're all capable of making that decision as each of us sees fit.

If you decide to respond "Yes" to this event and later change your mind for whatever reason, please,please go in and change your RSVP to a "No". That way, we know not to be waiting for you. Thanks.


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  • Lorraine K.

    Great people on the hike

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Lisa G

    Do you recommend hiking boots or sneakers?

    September 13, 2013

    • Mike D.

      Boots. You can get away with sneakers, but the stream crossings will make you want something more durable.

      September 14, 2013

  • Mike D.

    The weather will be perfect!

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to the area (moved to Silver Spring, MD from Cleveland, OH). Is there an address to plug into my GPS?
    Thanks; Chuck

    September 12, 2013

  • Nancy E.

    My husband will be coming also. Not sure if you need to know or not; looking forward to it.

    September 11, 2013

    • Paul S.

      Nancy. Great. The more, the merrier.

      September 12, 2013

  • Dara

    It's my first time attending, is it OK to bring a guest too?

    September 10, 2013

    • Paul S.

      Dara. Absolutely, guests are always welcome.

      September 10, 2013

    • Dara

      Great! We're looking forward to it!

      September 10, 2013

  • Dionne W.

    Gotta work. :-\

    September 7, 2013

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