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Beginner Friendly Night Hike along the Little Gunpowder Falls River from JM
I have been leading night hikes in the Gunpowder Park system for about five years. But the hikes have always been oriented toward experienced hikers. Hiking in the woods in pitch black with only your light to guide you is a cool experience and great exercise. To help share this fun with more people I am offering a weekly beginner-friendly night hike. The pace will be a little slower, the distance a little shorter and the trail a little simpler. Hopefully more will experience this interesting twist on being outdoors and join for the more challenging night hikes. Or just come to these weekly and make some great new friends. Here are the simplified rules: 1) You will need a light, preferably a head lamp but a good flashlight that can run for an hour or two is fine. 2) Please bring plenty of water. About a liter is probably fine. 3) Smile and have fun! Yes, it's dark and I can't see if you're smiling. But I can still tell! :) This hike is a 3 to 4.5 miles total hike following the Little Gunpowder Falls River from Jerusalem Mill to as far as Bel Air Road then back. The tallest hill climb is about 150 feet. The terrain is mostly beaten down dirt but there are a few patches with loose rocks. The total length will be determined by the group's desire and abilities. There are multiple routes we can take and i will tailor the exact paths to match what each night's group wants to do. We'll hike at about a 2.5 mph pace with short breaks at the tops of hills and about every half mile so the group stays together. This makes sure nobody gets lost and helps socializing. We will step off at 6:45PM. Dogs are welcome on this hike but they must be well behaved and on lead at all times. Photography - please only take scenery and landscape photos. Please do not photograph or record video of any people unless you have requested and have their consent. Long hiking pants are highly recommended! Water proof shoes or boots are also recommended. The group usually grabs dinner afterward at Tacos Tolteca, Texas Roadhouse or Sunshine Grill. *** IMPORTANT *** BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU AGREE TO THE LIABILITY WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS (https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundBaltimore/pages/23647795/LIABILITY_WAIVER_AND_ASSUMPTION_OF_RISK/) (revision July 6, 2017). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE RSVP'ING.

Friends of Jerusalem Mill

2800 Jerusalem Road · Kingsville, MD

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We are the premier Baltimore Hiking group with over 5,000 members.

This group is for all those who are dedicated to hiking, biking, camping, and any other fun outdoor activity in and around Baltimore whether in the natural areas or urban settings. We offer a range of activities at different times and locations, and encourage all members to make suggestions or plan and lead events.

All are welcome to join--see you on on hike!

*** IMPORTANT ***

PARTICIPATION IN THIS GROUP IS SUBJECT TO THE LIABILITY WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS (https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundBaltimore/pages/23647795/LIABILITY_WAIVER_AND_ASSUMPTION_OF_RISK/). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE JOINING.

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