Sat, Feb 18 2006 - Easy-Moderate Day Hike (Patapsco Valley) (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Brian Loughery, Tom Reichelderfer, Allison Jones, Laura Loughery, John Fogle, KC Yi, Maria Maranto Dickey, Kristen Larson, Amy Hatfield, Linda Werner, Leo Seung, Beverly Hoeftman, Bob Laird, Keri Brand, Stijn Brand|
Barely a week after the area had received over a foot of snow,
braved the cold for a hike in the McKeldin Area of Patapsco
However, the snow proved to be a non-issue, as the previous
high temperatures had melted 99% of the snow along the trail.
us, the temperature had sunk back down into the 30ís by the
We started down the trail at a good pace, in an effort to stave off
The park was deserted for the most part; we only saw a couple of
runners and a kid and his dad playing on the disc golf course.
After a break to take in McKeldin Rapids, we settled in for a nice
various branches of the Patapsco River. Despite all the snow
previous days, the trail was much less muddier than expected.
news for the organizer, since he forgot his hiking boots after
specifically recommending to everyone else that they wear
The final hurdle of the hike was a steep ascent out of the river
valley; a couple of hundred feet via stairs and switch backs. A
short half mile brought us back to the parking lot, where we said
our goodbyes and quickly jumped in the cars to get warm. All in
all, it was a nice winter hike. Thanks to everyone for coming out!
-- Brian Loughery
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