Explore late spring wildflowers and heaths along the Gunpowder River in Hereford, Maryland: Nodding Trillium, Miterwort, Greek Valerian along with other spring wildflowers. We'll explore downstream in the morning, return to our cars for lunch, and then explore upstream in the afternoon.
This hike is sponsored jointly with the Maryland Native Plant Society.
Bring lunch and water. You can buy lunch at Graul's supermarket in the shopping center on Mt. Carmel Road just east of the exit from I-83.
The leader, Dwight Johnson, is an experienced botanist. Contact him: [masked] or [masked].
Directions: Because of the number of participants, we are now planning to meet and set up carpools from the Park & Ride on Mount Carmel Rd. for a short ride to the trailhead. When traveling north on I-83 take exit 27 onto Mount Carmel Rd. Turn left at Mount Carmel Rd. Pass over I-83 and you will see the Park & Ride on your right.
These are directions to the trail head in case you are late or need to leave early:
From the Baltimore Beltway, go north on I-83 for 12 miles and take exit 27 onto Mount Carmel Road. Turn left (west) and proceed for 0.7 miles. Turn right onto Masemore Road. Proceed another 1.5 miles to the parking area. The speed limit is posted as 10 mph at the bottom of Masemore Road. Believe it. There is a very sharp turn at the mill.