Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Nov 16 2003 - Easy Day Hike on NCR Trail (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Wendy Wickham
Participants:Wendy Wickham, jennifer Price, Brian Loughery, Jim Powell, Maria Maranto Dickey, Pete Whelan, Chuck Brigermann, Gwen Savage, Vladimir Konstantinov, Ted Hellen

Write Up:
Sunday was a beautiful day for a stroll down the NCR Trail. Mid 50s, partly cloudy, and a light breeze. The rangers spent Friday and Saturday clearing the fallen pines from the high winds of the week before. You could see evidence of their handiwork off the trail.

Mocha, Pete's dog, served as the mascot. She wasn't happy about the leash, but there were enough bikers on the trail to make it a necessity. For such a beautiful day, the trail was not as busy as expected. Conversations ranged from dental matters (thanks Maria!) and prior hikes to gossip and the intricacies of male/female relations.

Despite this being billed as a leisurely walk, we set a brisk pace - walking from White Hall to Monkton in 1 hour, 10 minutes. Brian, Pete, Gwen, and Jennifer got hot dogs from the Monkton General Store. The rest of us ate the usual hiking grub and continued our conversations from the trail. After 30 minutes, we all walked back to White Hall. Most of us made it home in time for the end of the Ravens game.

Vladimir was kind enough to bring his digital camera and served as our official photographer for the trip. Thanks Vladimir!

--Wendy Wickham

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