Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Apr 18 2004 - Moderate Loop Hike on the AT (Markham, VA) (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Chris Whalen
Participants:Chris Whalen, Jared Dant, Shuli Chiu, Laura Benedict

Write Up:
I would like to thank everybody who was able to come out. It was a beautiful day for a hike. It was sunny and warm, with hardly a cloud in the sky. There were lots of people at G. Richard Thompson WMA enjoying the weather, as they were camping, hiking, fishing, and bird watching. There were all kinds of flowers blooming and some insects were flying around. Spring definitely has arrived!

During our descent, we had to traverse around a fallen tree. It was a little bit muddy and Laura slipped. Jared, determined to extinguish the foolish notion of chivalry, used Laura as a footbridge. But this is speculation and rumor, which I can neither confirm nor deny. We posed for some photos next to a picturesque stream. We had to do a triple jump to bypass this hazard safely. Luckily, we survived and made it back to the parking lot.

The ever-considerate Jared decided that we would eat at Damon's Grill in Manassas. Determined to erase his earlier faux pas, he held the door open for everybody. We played a video question game while waiting for our food. We managed not to embarrass ourselves too much. It was a nice atmosphere and the food was ok.

--Chris Whalen

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