Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Oct 23 2004 - Cornfield Maze Adventure/Hike (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Brian Loughery, Joanne Milne
Participants:Joanne Milne, Allyson Green, Erica kelly, Carla Cole, Amy Pickwick, Alvin Liem, Ian Wright, Aaron Firoved, Rebecca Firoved, Laura Hustead, Kathy Harvill, Brian Loughery, kelly sarti, Ryan Meadows, Katie Stofer, Pamela Silberman, Steve Ehrman

Write Up:
A group of spirited MOCers drove down to Saint Mary's County to take part in a Maize Maze. Finding our way there was probably harder than the maze itself!

The maze had two trails, the first of which was by far the more challenging. But once we figured out a few of the clues, we were on our way. When we found the middle of the maze, characterized by large letters and an airplane carved into the corn field, we knew we were almost home.

During the second trail, we encountered a strange little boy who seemed to know a lot about the maze. He answered to "Dill Pickle" when heard over intercom, at which point he would run off into the maze toward the entrance. We figured his family probably owned the farm, and put him to work on it during the season.

It seemed a few of us may have gotten lost in the maze, but the majority of MOCers found their way out--even the newcomers.

After conquering the maze, we set down for a bite to eat, and headed out for our own little hayride around the corn maze. Some people had snacks like caramel apples, which really hit the spot! We also checked out the petting zoo and the pumpkins before getting back in our cars for the long ride home.

The day at the corn maze offered some of us city folk a taste of the country life and the autumn tradition, if only for an afternoon.

--Joanne Milne

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