Announcing a new Meetup for nature lovers' meetup!
What: Hike to Bob's hill on Catoctin TrailHike to Bob's hill on Catoctin Trai?
When: November 21, 2009 9:00 AM
Shady Grove Metro Station (WEST SIDE PARKING LOT, NEAR KISS AND RIDE AREA)
15903 Somerville Dr
Derwood, MD 20855
Let us enjoy the cool fall weather with a short hike that offers a great view as well as a decent workout. We will start at
the parking lot of the Manor area of the Cunningham falls state park, near the visitor center. Note that this is NOT near the state park hq or the falls or route 77. I specifically chose this area in order to avoid the crowds that will be hiking south from the park hq. We will hike to Bob's hill, take in the views (sugarloaf mountain in the distance can be seen in the picture, from a Sierra club hike to the same), and return by the same trail. It will be about 4.5 miles total with 1100 feet climb. We will stop for lunch at Madras palace (Indian vegetarian) in Gaithersburg on the way back, hopefully by 1.30pm. This has been a popular dining spot in previous trips.
Please bring a bottle of water, good hiking boots, layers of clothing (you will warm up pretty soon). Meet at the west side parking lot of Shady grove metro station
that can be reached via Redland road and Somerville drive. [If you end up on the east side, no worries, park your car and just walk through the tunnel that takes you to the station to the west side]. We will leave shortly after 9 am. We would appreciate your carpooling, both because it helps the environment and because some of us (including yours truly :-) ) will be taking the metro. Nevertheless, if you prefer to drive to the manor area directly let me know and I will send directions.
Please let us know if you will be driving or need a ride.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/nature-lovers/calendar/11802614/