Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: Cedarville State Forest (13.4 miles)

Today, I joined MAHG for a hike in Cedarville State Forest, covering most of the park’s hiking trails in a thirteen mile circuit. Interestingly, with the exception of the short spur from the visitor center, each of the park’s five trails are loops.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: Shenandoah: Hazel Mountain Bushwhack (12.6 miles)

Today’s hike was another venture into Shenandoah National Park with PATC, this time around Hazel Mountain for the “Len Wheat Bushwhack Series #5” hike. This hike series explores Shenandoah, leaving the trail to explore the ruins of homes abandoned during the creation of the park.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: American Chestnut Land Trust, North Side (7.5 miles)

Today’s hike with MAHG ventured to Southern Maryland, near the Chesapeake Bay, for a trip through the north side of the American Chestnut Land Trust. The land trust, founded in 1986 to preserve forest and wetlands in Calvert County, MD, is named after the tree that used to dominate forests in the eastern US. The park covers the area surrounding Parkers Creek, a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay which splits the park into its North and South Sides.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: Oregon Ridge Nature Center (4.4 miles)

This morning, I was lured to the Oregon Ridge Nature Center in central Baltimore County with the promise of two of my favorite things: hiking and pancakes. Who could turn down such an offer? (Hint: not me!)

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Location: Shenandoah: Cedar Run and Whiteoak Falls (10 miles)

Today, I ventured out again with MAHG for another scenic hike in Shenandoah National Park. Starting from the Whiteoak Canyon Parking lot, the trail took us up the mountain along the waterfalls of Cedar Run, eventually leading to Hawksbill Summit for some great views, before returning along a horse trail and through Whiteoak canyon, featuring yet more waterfalls.

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