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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).

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area dayhike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Clarksville/ Columbia MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 16 2013  11:00 am
Registration Opens: Sat, Oct 26 2013 7:02 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 15 2013 6:02 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


The hike is taken from "60 hikes within 60 miles-Baltimore" . This is a ~5 mi easy/moderate loop (a few gently rolling hills) hike , along the Middle Branch of the Patunxet River. Hiking time ~ 2 hrs, with multiple lunch oppurtunities nearby.  


There are no river crossings,  howeevr, the ground WILL be wet and boggy. Wear boots. Waterproof/waterresitant boots are recommended. Fido, as long as he/she is leashed, and wll behaved (towards people and other dogs) is welcome.

Bonus points for anyone who can identify the remnants of the shot-up car along the trail.

Required Items to Bring:

boots.  Ground will be wet/boggy.


weather appropriate clothing


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

money for post lunch hike

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions 695 to I70 W to MD-29 South then onto rte 108 west towards Clarksville Go 5 mi, then turn Left onto Trotter Rd; go 1/2 mi to a gravel parking lot on the left

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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