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The Most Interesting Summer Hike in the World (New Date)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Leakin Park, Winans Meadow Trailhead, Baltimore, MD
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Aug 1 2012  6:30 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Jun 26 2012 9:22 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 1 2012 5:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Nate Payer
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


"I don't always take mid-week hikes, but when I do, I prefer Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park."

For those who missed my winter hikes to Leakin Park, now you can catch the forest in the full life of summer. Experience some old-growth forest containing Tuliptrees, Red Oaks, and American Beeches approaching 200 years of age with great valley views as we wind our way along the industrial hinterlands, old wealthy estates, and…old girl scout camps with great views of the whole. You can’t even tell you’re in the city. With any luck, we’ll hear some toads or other amphibian friends…if you like that sort of thing.

Then off to La Palapas in nearby Ellicott City for a round of Dos Equis and a nice array of Mexican flavors.

We start at Winans Meadow Trailhead. Look at your map (or your GPS) carefully before you go!

Total Hiking distance is about 3 to 4 miles. The trail will be a mix of paved hiker/biker path, closed old roads, and forest trails. Hike time is about 1.75 hours.

Required Items to Bring:

- Closed-toed shoes or boots
- Weather-appropriate clothing

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

4500 N. Franklintown Rd. Baltimore, MD

From the East and Downtown Baltimore: Take US 40 west (Franklin Street and Edmondson Avenue) past Edmondson Village (4.5 miles). Go west on US 40 to Winans Way. Turn right on to Winans Way. Follow Winans Way to the third stop sign and turn right on to Franklintown Road. Follow Franklintown Road for 1/3 mile to the Winans Meadow Trailhead (T2).

La Palapas is located at 8307 Main St in Ellicott City. Follow the organizer to the site.

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