Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Mar 15 2009 - Ides of March Potomac Hike (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Colin Babb
Participants:Colin Babb, Patrick Moore, Eric Madison, Rob Mitchell, Chris Rusco, Young Kim, Kristen Buck, Cathy Chen, Ellen Wang

Write Up:
There were omens of rain and cold weather leading up to the day of the hike, and the day started out cloudy and cold. But in reality it actually turned out largely to be a good time for a hike. The rain only started at the last third of the hike, and even then it was only a drizzle. For most of the hike, it was actually quite perfect weather for hiking.

As sometimes happens with the Roosevelt Island location, some people had some issues getting to the parking lot. Knowing the rain was coming at some point, we kept a good pace once we got going, and managed to complete the circuit along the Virginia side, up to the Chain Bridge, along the C&O Canal, and back over the Key Bridge at Georgetown in about 3 hours and change. It was a good brisk hike and a great work out for all who came.

--Colin Babb

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