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Codorus Adventure Day
|Event Location:||Codorus State Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 29 2009 10:00 am (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Aug 12 2009 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Aug 26 2009 12:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||7-8 hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Event Organizer(s):||Kim Buhrman|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||25|
|Minimum Group Size:||15|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Several years ago, Paul and I organized one of the longest and most memorable (so I’m told) events at Codorus State Park in Hanover, PA. While this event isn’t quite the same and not nearly as long, we’re hoping it will be just as fun. Codorus State Park is one of the prettiest parks in Pennsylvania (though I may be a bit biased since it’s my local park) and it’s main attracting point is the 1,275 acre Lake Marburg with 26 miles of shoreline. Here’s our planned itinerary for the day:|
10:00am: Naturalist Led Kayak Tour: The trip is a 90 minute leisurely paddle around the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly witness wildlife along the water’s edges. There are special sunning boxes built for turtles and bald eagles have recently been spotted along with osprey, geese, heron and other waterfowl. Cost is $15/person (cash only please) and includes kayak rental, life vest, paddle, waterproof binoculars and guide fee. As an extra bonus, a portion of the cost will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
11:30a.m.: Biking/Lunch/Ice Cream: We’ll start with a road bike ride hitting the scenic highlights of Hanover. Be warned that there will be some hills, but we’ll keep the pace casual and take breaks at various spots for everyone to catch up. Approximate distance is 15 miles and cue sheets will be provided. Around mile 12, we’ll stop at York Street Treats. You can refuel with sandwiches or dessert…I highly recommend the soft-serve raspberry ice cream dipped in chocolate. After our rest stop, there’s an optional detour to the Snyder’s Pretzel Factory Store for those who want to shop. Yes, Hanover is the snack food capital and home to Utz’s, Snyder’s and several other pretzel factories.
3:00pm: Hike: After finishing our bike ride, we will drive to the Bankert Road trailhead for a 3-4 mile hike, where we’ll explore trails which vary from singletrack, grass trails and a jeep road. Highlights will include view of the Lake and a church/graveyard.
***Please be sure to bring a bike lock as we will be leaving the bikes unattended during the hiking and kayaking portions of this event.***
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||From Carpool: Turn left at Dobbin Rd., Turn left at Snowden River Pkwy., At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto the MD-100 ramp, Merge onto MD-100 W, Merge onto US-29 N, Take exit 25A to merge onto I-70 E toward Baltimore, Take the I-695 exit toward I-95/New York/Towson, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-695 and merge onto I-695 N, See directions from Baltimore/DC|
From Baltimore/D.C. – Take 695 to exit 19 (I-795 N toward Owings Mills/Reisterstown/ N.W.Expwy), Go 9.3 miles & take exit 9A toward Hanover/MD-30, Merge onto Butler Rd/MD-128/MD-795, Turn left at Hanover Rd/MD-30 Continue to follow MD-30 for 18.1 miles to PA line, Continue on MD 30/PA 94 for 4.7 miles, turn right at Grandview, Turn right in about 1.8 miles onto Blooming Grove Rd. Continue on Blooming Grove Road for 1.4 miles and then turn left onto Smith Station Road. Continue about 1/4 mile until you see a Boat launch sign (also kayak/pontoon boat tour sign) and turn right. Go all the way to the end.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||0Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 am|
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