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Gwynns Falls II: The Blair Witch Tree

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Baltimore, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 12 2008  5:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 25 2008 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 9 2008 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~4.5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Nate Payer
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

It’s resurrected, like creatures from The War of the Worlds and other sequels you knew never should have been exposed to the lethal, UV rays of the ozone free, modern earth day! The Gwynns Falls Fire & Smores returns, but has metastasized into a 4-mile hike as the antecedent to campfire. In the spirit of a D.O.A., dry-milk cow, cinematic regurgitation, we hikers we’ll have the opportunity to the experience the glorious horror of “the Tree” from the execrable “Books of Shadows: Blair Witch 2”.

And you don’t have to go far from B-more for this short summertime getaway in the forest. In fact, you don’t have to leave at all! Come and check out Baltimore’s Gwynns Falls Park. We’ll take a moderate hike as the sun goes down to enjoy a campfire while we roast burgers, dogs, and smores --and drink Tang ®, if you diggit. What could possibly be more fun? No wait! Did I say it’s at an old, abandoned girl scout camp? The witch will follow us there. We’ll tell scary stories, call for owls, and if the weather’s good, take a look at what the sky offers. Then, we’ll hike back in the dark with only one flashlight as back up. For those who’ve never been, Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the country at over 1200 acres. From our vantage at the girl scout camp, you can look in all directions over the Gwynns Falls river valley and see nothing but nature. You can also bring you own meal to roast over the flames. You’ll be back in time to get a good night’s sleep for that Sunday Farmer’s Market. The witch is waiting for you.

There are sections which include heavy underbrush. Long pants are recommended as barbed weeds and poison ivy are common.

For more info:Balto city
Gwynns Falls
(a non-profit, advocacy group separate from the City

Required Items to Bring:
Sturdy, closed toed shoes, or boots.
Drinking water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Long pants, insecticide, flashlight

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the West, Washington D.C. and I-695 (Baltimore Beltway):
Take I-695 Exit 16, I-70 East/Local Traffic/Park & Ride.
Take the last exit prior to entering the Park & Ride to Security Blvd.
Bear right at the first light on to N. Forest Park Avenue.
Follow N. Forest Park Ave about 1/2 mile to the intersection and light at Windsor Mill Rd.
Turn right and continue for about 1/3rd mile.
Make a right at the sign for the Carrie Murray Nature Center. This is Hutton Ave. Hutton Ave is opposite the entrance to the Bernard E. Mason Apartments.
From Hutton Ave, continue straight onto Ridgetop Rd at first road split.
Park at lot on left.
From Downtown Baltimore and I-83:
Northbound on I-83 take Druid Park Lake Drive west bound.
Druid Lake is on the right.
Follow Druid Park Lake Drive to McCullough Street (Druid Hill Park is on the right).
Move to one of the two left-hand lanes.
Continue to Gwynns Falls Parkway and turn left.
Follow Gwynns Falls Parkway for about 2 miles.
Pass through both Hilton Street and Garrison Blvd.
Follow traffic bearing right onto Windsor Mill Rd, about one block after Parkway median ends.
PASS the Gwynns Falls Trail, Windsor Trailhead (T3) on left.
Cross bridge over the Gwynns Falls and Wetherdsville Road.
Continue on Windsor Mill Rd about 2/3 mile.
Make a left at the sign for the Carrie Murray Nature Center.
This is Hutoon Ave. Hutton Ave is opposite the entrance to Dickey Hill Forest Apartments. .
From Hutton Ave, continue straight onto Ridgetop Rd at first road split. Park at lot on left.

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