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PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the MOC.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

Easy-Mod Patapsco Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Patapsco State Park
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 5 2010  9:00 am
Registration Opens: Sat, Jun 19 2010 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 3 2010 12:59 pm
Event Duration:3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Kate Copanic
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

This hike begins in the beautiful Orange Grove Area and continues to the Avalon Area before returning. It is a 6 mile loop hike with around 400 feet of elevation increase.

Be aware, there will be dogs with us on this event.

Please keep in mind your Friday night plans before signing up to attend - no shows are no fun.

Come hydrated! Please be on time, we'll be starting introductions at 9:00am and the hike at 9:10am.

The state park charges a $2 per day use fee collected at the tollgate. ($3 if out-of-state)

This hike will be at a medium pace - about 2.5 miles per hour. If you prefer to hike super fast, please keep in mind that the group will not be going super fast.

Required Items to Bring:
Hiking boots/shoes (waterproof)
Water/Leash for dogs
Entrance Fee
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Sun Block
Bug Spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:1. Take I-95 to Exit 47 (BWI Airport)
2. Travel east on I-195 to Exit 3 toward Elkridge.
3. Turn right on US 1 heading south
4. Take the next right onto South Street;
5. Turn left immediately into the park entrance.
6. Continue down park road and pay at the booth.
7. Continue on park road until it ends and then turn left toward Orange Grove Scenic Area
8. Curve right and drive past the "Welcome to Orange Grove Scenic Area" signs. This is NOT where we are meeting. Keep going on park road.
9. Continue until the end. (past from the "Swinging Bridge" over Patapsco River)
10. Loop around and into the large parking lot.
11. Park near the exit of the parking lot if possible (closer to the bridge). Assuming you aren't really early, you will see my red Pontiac Aztec parked.

Please see above description about the pace and length of the hike.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:Admission to park.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!