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Sweathouse Branch-Wildlands Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Gunpowder State PArk, eastern Bmore County
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 8 2015  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Sat, Jan 31 2015 8:13 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 7 2015 8:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
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:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Starting off 2015 with an easy hike: a 5 mile Gunpowder State Park look, in eastern Baltimore County, alongside Route 1. 

As described on   "This easy 5.0 mile circuit features the always pleasant Gunpowder River, the min-rapids of Sweathouse Branch, a mixture of forest types and the rolling hills of the Maryland Piedmont. Spring flowers include, but are not limited to, large clusters of Marsh Marigolds, Periwinkle, Bloodroot and Virginia Blue Bells. "   

More details at:

There are two parking areas for this hike; we'll meet at the parking lot adjacent to GunPowder L:odge, on Route 1 Southbound. 

 The midatlantic hikes website has a link to GoogleMaps, which can be used to plot directions for your starting point.

LEashed, well behaved dogs are welcome.(  I haven't yet decided if mine will attend.)

Lunch, afterwqrds, is always an option.

Required Items to Bring:

Weather appropraite hiking clothing (no cotton)


water, snacks for trail

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!

Adverse weather will postpone this hike.  If there's to be a postponement, I'll email the group NLT noon Friday.