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Easy Hike at Calvert Cliffs State Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Calvert Cliffs State Park, Lusby, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 9 2009  11:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 23 2009 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 7 2009 12:59 pm
Event Duration:About 3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:30
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Here is the return of our traditional Mother's Day (or at least the day before Mother's Day) hike at Calvert Cliffs. We encourage all participants to bring their parents along on this hike.

The main feature of this 4.5-mile loop hike is the huge Miocene cliffs that dominate the waterfront. These cliffs rise above the bay more than 100 feet and are slowly eroding at the rate of almost 3 feet per year. They were created more than 10 million years ago when the Chesapeake Bay was still a shallow sea. As the waters receded, the sea floor became exposed and what was to become fossils gathered at this point. The cliffs are the most extensive assemblage of Miocene fossils (especially shark's teeth) in the eastern United States.

While visitors are no longer allowed access to the cliffs themselves, they are more than welcome to walk and dig in the sand and water on the beach to look for fossils.

Close to noon, we will break for our packed lunches (bring your own) on the beach.

Required Items to Bring:
- Review Our Online Hiking Checklist!
- Sneakers should be fine on this hike
- In addition, you will need to bring water and a packed lunch (sandwich, chips, fruit, etc.).
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Blanket or small chair to sit on the beach
- Insect repellent
- Sunglasses
- Camera
- Bag or bucket to carry out your collected fossils!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Route 2/4 south from Annapolis to approximately 14 miles south of Prince Frederick. Exit onto H.G. Truman Parkway. You will be facing the park entrance immediately.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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