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You can join our meetup group here and become an annual member for a small fee at https://www.mosaicmd.org/join-the-club or pay a nonmember fee for events that require it.

Mosaic Outdoor Mountain Club of MD is a Jewish hiking/social club for the Washington Metropolitan Area, MD, Washington DC, VA. Our parent organization is Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America.

If you're under 18, you must be accompanied by a responsible adult (parent or guardian).

Upcoming events (4+)

Evening Walk @ hebrew academy (Aspen Hill)

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End the work week with an evening walk @ the Hebrew Academy athletics track in Aspen Hill. This is a social occasion to chat/exercise. The pace & amount of loops made is up to the individual. There is ample parking, but please note the track is closed to the public until 5p on school days.

For those craving a bit more, there will be a short trek (<1mi) offered @ 6p that traverses the surrounding woodland with a section on the "Ole' Asphalt" path.

A 'yes/ attending' RSVP is your digital signature that you've read, understood, & agreed to the group's Liability Wavier hyperlinked here: Mosaic Activity Sign In sheet.pdf - Google Drive

Sunset stroll: Huntley Meadows (VA)

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Tucked away just north of Mt. Vernon, VA is this wetland & woodland area that is known for its praised boardwalk trails. The visitor center also hosts tours of a historic house located on the property.

The stroll departs from the visitor center, first by travelling through the woods. Shortly thereafter a clearing appears & this is where the boardwalk begins. Most of our time will be spent on this part of the trail, enjoying nature to the fullest.

Stroll details:
distance- 1.75mi
elev. gain- 30ft
difficulty- easy
notes- (1) field glasses (i.e., binoculars) suggested; (2) if commuting via I495 anticipate extra transportation time due to congestion
resources- map->

Opt. happy hour post-hike @ TBD

A 'yes/ attending' RSVP is your digital signature that you've read, understood, & agreed to the group's Liability Wavier hyperlinked here: Mosaic Activity Sign In sheet.pdf - Google Drive

Maryland's BIGGEST tree & C&O towpath stroll (Dickerson)

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$5.00

Located in scenic western Montgomery County, one can find the gargantuan Sycamore here at Dickerson Conservation Park, just south of the power plant. This particular area has some of the girthiest trees around.

We will walk to/ from the tree, then take a stroll along the historic C&O canal towpath to a walk-in campsite (marble quarry), & then turn around. Along the way, there will be some photo opportunities of the surrounding landscape & possible wildlife. Since this is a stroll, the pace will be up to you. Attendance is $5

Stroll details:
distance- 4.4mi
elev. gain- 30ft+
difficulty- easy
notes- (1) the $5 cost is an ASKING VOLUNTARY DONATION towards events/ meetup services (CASH ONLY day of event); (2) the path to the tree may be muddy & has downed trees, some maneuvering may be necessary; (3) port-o-john located @ walk-in campsite

A 'yes/ attending' RSVP is your digital signature that you've read, understood, & agreed to the Liability Wavier hyperlinked here: Mosaic Activity Sign In sheet.pdf - Google Drive

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Halloween Hike: Flat Rock/ Colonel Denning state park (PA)

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Named after a revolutionary war sergeant (yep, not colonel!), this state park in Cumberland county/ central PA has tons of woodlands & a small lake. The park serves as a gateway to Tuscarora State Forest, which surrounds the park.

The main Tuscarora trail leads to the top of FLAT ROCK which lies upon Blue mtn. This is a STEEP & ROCKY trail that showcases unequalled views of the valley. While admiring the vista, we will break for LUNCH before continuing the circuit. Hopefully, we can catch the tail end of the fall foliage during the trek.

Since it is Halloween costumes are encouraged, but optional since this is a hike after all!

Hike details:
total distance- 5mi
elev. gain- 1200ft+
difficulty- hard
notes- (1) TRAILHEAD PARKING LOT located w/ in state park, follow posted signs ; (2) limited phone signal
resources- (1) MAP -> http://elibrary.dcnr.pa.gov/GetDocument?docId=1737711&DocName=COLO_ParkMap.pdf ; (2) YouTube video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T6ynv8HgP4&ab_channel=RagingSnailAdventures

A 'yes/ attending' RSVP is your digital signature that you've read, understood, & agreed to the group's Liability Wavier hyperlinked here: Mosaic Activity Sign In sheet.pdf - Google Drive

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Hike & Happy hour: Garrett Park

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