Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jan 3 2009 - After Holiday Hike & Lunch (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Cindy Stone, Chris B.
Participants:Chris B., Cindy Stone, Nicki, Cary Tepper, Douglas Boorstein, Eileen Barry, michael thomey, Lisa Methratta, Jason Dickey, Pete Hinz, John Fogle, Van Phu, Jami Dodson, Brian O'Neill, Dan DeVries

Write Up:
When I first talk to Cindy about co-organizing this event with me, her only request is that the weather be nice. Well, we could not have asked for a better January day for the hike. The group of 21 gathered in the Catoctin National Park Visitors Center parking lot to a chilly but mostly sunny morning. Though it was cold while we standing around, we appreciated the cooler temps as we completed ascending the first hill. Lesson for the day - if a tree has fallen at the edge of the trail, and the trail is completely covered with leaves; those leaves could be covering a deep hole. Luckily no one was injured.

With the clear skies, there were great views from every vista. As the MOC group reached the Cunningham Falls, we met another hiking group from Baltimore. How do you turn a group of 21 into a group of 44, meetup with another group in the viewing area of Cunningham Falls. We completed the hike in a little over 4 hours and then it was off to Cindy’s for a great Pot Luck Lunch. Thanks to all who came out.

- Chris & Cindy

PS: A special thanks to Cindy for inviting all of us into her home and providing some great vittles as well. -- Chris

Photos:

  1. More photos posted by Douglas




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