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Moderate Hike at Seneca Creek SP

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Seneca Creek SP Park Office, Gaithersburg, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 14 2007  10:15 am  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 28 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 11 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Cynthia Hildenbrand
Chuck Hildenbrand
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This hike will be located around Clopper Lake, which is located about 20 miles northwest of D.C. between Gaithersburg and Germantown in the Seneca Creek State Park. We will meet at the park office off Clopper Road at 10:15 am. From there, we will travel down the Great Seneca Trail, which follows for the most part alongside Great Seneca Creek to Clopper Lake. Once at the 90-acre lake, we will hike a loop around it called the Lake Shore Trail. Once a complete circuit is made, we will return to the visitor center back through the Great Seneca Trail.

The total hike length will be 6.1 miles over modestly hilly terrain with 550 feet of elevation change. The trail is blazed, but one section has many tree roots.

Depending on how people feel, we will have an optional lunch after the hike but please bring snacks and water to hold you through the hike.

There will be a carpool location at the Columbia EXPO Design Center. We will leave there at 9:00am.

Required Items to Bring:
- Comfortable Hiking Shoes
- Water and Snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Money for Optional Lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From DC:
Take I-270 north toward Frederick, MD.
Take exit 10 (Clopper Road) and continue through six traffic lights.
The park's entrance is marked and will be on the left.
The park office is located off the first right turn in the park.

From Baltimore:
Take I-95 South towards DC to I-495.
Then take I-495 West to I-270.
Take I-270 north toward Frederick.
Take exit 10 (Clopper Road) and continue through six traffic lights.
The park's entrance is marked and will be on the left.
The park office is located off the first right turn in the park.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
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