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PRE-REGISTRATION 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 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).

Intro to Hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gunpowder Falls State Park - Big Gunpowder Falls Section   Hike: Intro to Hiking  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 3 2012  11:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, May 2 2012 10:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 2 2012 10:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Amy K
Kevin Yue
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Are you new to hiking?  Don't know what gear to bring, what to expect?  Want to learn about leave no trace and other important hiking lessons?

Come join the MOC for our Intro to Hiking event.  This is a newbie friendly hike.  We will go over the basics of hiking:

Understanding Trail Blazes
Leave No Trace
Trail Etiquette
Other Resources

This is an easy 4 mile hike through a wooded area by a stream.  You can do this hike in sneakers, or you can wear boots/hiking shoes.  There are a few small hills, but nothing major. The hike takes approximately 1.5 hours depending on the group pace.   We will be moving at a leisurely/social pace. 

Your dogs are welcome on this hike. 

Afterwards, for those interested, we can grab beers next door at the Gunpowder Lodge.

** Please email the event coordinator if you would like to receive the Power Point slides before the event. I have 5 slides explaining what we will go over before our hike, including a more detailed gear list.

Required Items to Bring:
Sneakers/Hiking Boots/Shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Some useful items you may want to bring:

First Aid Kit
Compass or GPS

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Gunpowder Falls State Park - Big Gunpowder Falls Section‎

10500 Belair Road
Perry Hall, MD

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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!