Sun, Mar 8 2009 - Pancakes & Hike Oregon Ridge (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Chris B., Nicki, Ann Walker, Scotia Mortensen, Cary Tepper, Jeff Huesman, Craig Sager, Dorie Frank, Deanna Shapiro, Theresa Mina, Valerie Ezrin, Eric Leifer, Kathy Lomosbog, Adam Oliver, Paul Shaklan, Nils Olson, Tom Reichelderfer, Chip Rohrs, Michael Eppert, Jen A, Nate Payer, Glenn Peddicord, Lucas Fisher, Karen Hyde|
What a great day for a hike and breakfast. With temps in the 60ís and no rain, could not ask for anything else this time of year. With the clock jumping forward an hour, it did make it tough to get up but the reward of good pancakes with maple syrup made from the trees in the park was great. Arriving at 8am meant we could all park right in front of the lodge and we had no trouble getting tables together as a group. The down side, the band does not start playing until after 9am.
This event is so popular that almost every hiking club in Maryland planned an event for pancakes and hiking at Oregon Ridge on the same day. Luckily they each had different start times and we did not run into any crowds on the trails.
With recent rains and snow, the creeks were running a little high and the trails had areas of mud, but overall the trail was in great condition.
Thanks to all who came out. I had a great time and Oregon Ridge raised a little money to help support the Nature Center, trail maintenance, and educational activies.
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