Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Nov 5 2006 - Moderate Hike at Loch Raven Reservoir (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Matt Toerper
Participants:Matt Toerper, Stacy Murphy, Billie Jean Toerper, Wayne Clement, Kristen Larson, Lynn Kingsley, Glenn Peddicord, Christine Barsda, Gene Young, Gary May, Doug Coyner, Xavier, Kathleen Coughlan, Beth Feeser, Terrick Khan

Write Up:
The weather couldn't have been any better. Sunny skies, mild temperatures, and clear air.

Three dogs joined us: Bosco, a chocolate lab; Wags, a golden retriever hybrid; and Coby, a little Jack Russell.

The first leg of our journey took us right next to the reservoir. We checked out a small beach and enjoyed an up-close view of the water. Then, we entered the woods.

Our trek through the woods was filled with hills. Though they weren't very high, the frequency of the hills was enough to give us a solid workout. There was also a thick layer of leaves on the ground.

At the halfway point, we reached a beautiful overlook with a great view of the reservoir. We enjoyed a few snacks, relaxed for a few minutes, and took in the view. Then, I proposed that we search for a second overlook. This overlook was listed on the map, but I hadn't been able to scout it ahead of time. We tried our best to find it, but ran into some confusing trail intersections. I decided it would be best to turn back before we got lost.

When we finally returned to the parking lot, we'd completed almost seven miles of hiking. Thanks to everyone who came out on this beautiful fall day.

--Matt Toerper

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