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(NOTE: This Meetup occurred on Sunday, September 15 at 10 am.) On Sunday morning, Mary (and Riley and Cody) will repeat this walk that Janet led on Saturday. The weekend weather's looking good. It's a nice, quiet, easy walk.
It really is a very pretty and relaxing walk and has such a nice place to meet and gather. Wilde Lake feels like "Old Columbia." It was the first neighborhood planned and developed, and inhabited by Columbia's visionaries and pioneers.
The walk itself is about 1.5 miles, with lots of benches and picnic tables along the way. A small part of it goes through a quiet neighborhood about half way around and then rejoins the lake area again. James Rouse's original house is on this little stretch. There is at least one small hilly area as we take the detour through the neighborhood.
Even though it's around a lake, there are a few hilly spots, so be forewarned!
Photo above: Janet & her collie Gaby in the center, followed by the CDOG pack!
WHERE TO MEET
To best way to get driving directions is to look at and print the map below:
Basically, from the intersection of Route 29 and Route 175:
Travel west (toward the Mall) along Little Patuxent Parkway for about 1/2 mile.
Turn right onto West Running Brook Road.
In a few hundred feet, turn left onto Hyla Brook Road. (Look for a white sign there that says "Birches".)
Continue on this road about 1/10 mile until you see a small parking lot near the water next to a stone building with a maroon roof. We will meet there in the parking lot near the picnic tables.
If you want to plug in a GPS address, try:
10022 Hyla Brook Road, Columbia, MD (but please read the written instructions also so you'll know what landmarks to look for!)
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