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We're a friendly, inclusive hiking group. Most of our hikes are in Central Maryland, within 20 minutes of I-695. We have hikes for beginners, which are around 4 miles, and easy terrain. We also have weekly hikes that are moderate or strenuous for more experienced hikers. The hikes will be labeled as "easy" (mainly flat, walking), "moderate" (a mix of some hills and flat trail) or "strenuous/difficult" (steep hills or rock scrambling).

Other types of adventuring might be camping, kayaking, sailing, climbing, etc. If you have any interests in leading an adventure, or a regular recurring hike, please email me! Thanks, Tim

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Cromwell Valley Park 7 Mile Hike

Willow Grove Nature Education Center

This event is cross posted between Maryland Hiking and Adventuring & Great Outdoorsy People of Maryland. Please RSVP in one location.

EVERYONE submitting a RSVP for this hike will START on the Waitlist. Next, we will add consistently reliable members and then attempt to give others a chance to participate.

This moderate hike will allow you to see scenic trails along with getting the benefits of fresh air and exercise. We will start @ 9:15 am with a pace of 2.5 - 3 mph, which will our team to stay together and have ample time to appreciate this park's beautiful surroundings. However, there will be short breaks. Definitely bring a great attitude and come with water. PLEASE READ detailed information below in "NOTE", "SUGGESTED ATTIRE", "WHERE TO MEET", "RSVP COMMON COURTESY" & DOGS (Thanks!).

NOTE: There are a few fun steep hills over 100 feet tall (Estimated - Elevation Gain @ 1290 feet) and some stream crossings. Terrain is mostly hard packed trail with some grounds encompassing tree roots and rocks. This is a hike for those who hike or walk at least 5 miles per week - and please RSVP only if you can maintain a 2.5 - 3 mph pace and navigate through stream crossings & up and down hills - THANKS.

SUGGESTED ATTIRE: Warm gear such a long hiking pants, jacket and hiking shoes or boots are highly recommended. However, trail running shoes or sneakers with treads can work. Also, hiking poles are useful for navigating.

WHERE TO MEET: We will meet at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center parking lot and then hike a few trail paths in this park. Use coordinates[masked], [masked] or https://goo.gl/maps/svwiuN3b3Fam6zRz6 . Please see the "Location" and "How to find us" sections below.

RSVP COMMON COURTESY: Only RSVP if you intend to make the hike a priority, not just an option. Specifically, it is Not fair to take a confirmed spot, then cancel less than 48 hours in advance, limiting your fellow Maryland Hiking and Adventuring members' in “waitlist” status the potential to participate!

DOGS: There is a limit of one dog for this hike. Please send or post a message if you want to bring a dog. You and the dog must keep pace. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The dog is well behaved around our group, others and other dogs on trail. Keep the dog hydrated throughout the hike. Thanks!

Most of all, I look forward to our hike. My number is[masked].

Since socializing is an important part of this event, I plan to stop about every half mile or wherever we have a large clearing and allow the group to reorder itself to allow us to chat with new people and socialize.

Your organizers are volunteers and we are sharing our passion for the outdoors. We organize events for fun, to socialize, get exercise, be in nature and meet cool new people.

At all our events, please remember that you are responsible for your own safety. We cannot eliminate all risk for those who attend this event and you must take responsibility for yourself. Our organizers will do their best to use common sense to minimize our risks. Masks, although not a requirement, are optional to those who prefer to wear them during our hikes.

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