Sat, Jan 2 2010 - Post New Years Hike @ Sugarloaf (View Original Event Details)|
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|
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
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.
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