Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jan 2 2010 - Post New Years Hike @ Sugarloaf (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Sandra Stabler, Rachel Evans
Participants:Rachel Evans, Sandra Stabler, Bryan Frank, KC Yi, Paul Shaklan, Glenn Peddicord, Chris B., Nicki, Michael Lamb, Heather Lamb, Jeff Huesman, Allen Pulsifer, Meaghan Lamarre, Kelly S, Cynthia Hildenbrand, Chuck Hildenbrand

Write Up:
The year is off to a great start after a brisk 8 mile hike up our favorite mountain in MD. When we met at the parking lot it was 29 degrees and some say the area was under wind advisory. We quickly put on our final layer of protection, took our last sips of coffee, and followed Bryan Frank up the mountain.

The first climb was steep and quick which is exactly what we needed to warm up. Along the way we noticed black bear tracks, and Glen tried to temp it out of hiding with a quarter of a gallon of hot chocolate. The bear didn't take the bait, but we followed its tracks down the mountain to the road where we began our ascent to the parking lot.

After the four hour hike, we were ready to celebrate with some mulled wine, hot cider, cheese, and chocolate. We headed over to the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery for some treats and drank to a happy and healthy new year. Bryan and I made plans for more MOC events, but per Paul's request they do not include Brazil.

Sandra, Bryan, and I would like to thank everyone for coming out and celebrating the new year with us. We look forward to seeing you all on future hikes or events.

- Rachel

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