Sun, Mar 21 2004 - Difficult Day Loop Hike at Sugarloaf
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|Participants:||Joanne Milne, Donna McLaren, Rani Gran, Jeff Schneider, Ryan Meadows, Mike Gorman, Barry Marsh, Young Kim, Lora Polowczuk, Joseph Simonetta, Alvin Liem, Lee Miles, Rob|
We began the trek up the mountain, and Barry took the lead
as the geography and cartography expert. With few breaks
we hiked for more than two hours up the mountain to White
Rock, where we stopped for lunch. We perched just downhill
from the windy peak.
Joanne offered cookies to all her good little hikers (in
exchange for good feedback). At that point we decided most
of us wanted to hike to the top of the mountain, so we
resolved to do just that. Before the ascent, a few from the
group decided they were not up for the challenge, so they
waited while the overachievers continued up the
The descent from the top proved very steep and challenging
along the orange trail. After joining the rest of the group we
took the white trail back down to the base of the
Tired, hungry, and ready for a round a drinks, we piled into
the cars to go to Bassetts Restaurant in Poolesville (we
couldn't wait for the folks from the moderate hike, at the
bottom as planned). At Bassetts we ate an early dinner, while
waiting for the moderates to arrive. They showed up soon
after, and we all mingled briefly following the meal.
As we left Bassetts it began to snow. Yes, snow in mid-March.
It was a nice touch to a lovely day of hiking.
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