Quiet Waters Park – Bike path and beyond – 5.2 miles

1/17/2021 Red Maple Pavilion – Bike path south – Wildwood trail – noname trail to beach – Harness Creek trail – shortcut to avoid people to two more beaches – Holly Pavilion heading back – Quiet Waters Park road – back to Bike path north – Red Maple Pavilion Elevation gain: 180.4 ft Location: 600Continue reading “Quiet Waters Park – Bike path and beyond – 5.2 miles”

Gunpowder Falls State Park – Masemore rd – 5.4 miles

1/1/2021 Gunpowder South Trail (white) – Highland Trail – Gunpowder South Trail – track back Elevation gain: 745ft Location: small parking area is on Masemore rd. but there additional street side parking up and down the road 17701 Masemore rd. Parkton, MD 21120 ☔️ This trails is one of my all time favorite. (There isContinue reading “Gunpowder Falls State Park – Masemore rd – 5.4 miles”

Appalachian Trail – Blackburn Trail Center – 3 miles

12/27/2020 Appalachian Trail Spur – Appalachian Trail – View lookout – AT for a small bit – track back through Rindt Trail Elevation gain: 620.1 ft Location: 34899 Appalachian Trail Rd., Round Hill, VA 20141 🥶 It is a very loooooong (I would say 1 mile) drive to the trailhead from Woodgrove Rd., uphill fromContinue reading “Appalachian Trail – Blackburn Trail Center – 3 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (XIII) – Hilton Area – 7.8 miles

11/28/2020 Forest Glen Trail – Sawmill Branch Trail – Buzzards Rock Trail – Grist Mill Trail – Buzzards Rock Reroute – noname trail through Ilchester Rock lookout – Buzzards Rock Trail – Sawmill-Ilchester Connector – Hilltop Connector – noname trail crossing S. Hilltop Rd. – several noname trails – Charcoal Trail – Santee Branch TrailContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (XIII) – Hilton Area – 7.8 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (XII) – Old Court rd. – 8.3 miles

11/22/2020 Paved trailhead – Thru Trail (white) – lower Thru Trail following Patapsco River towards North – Chevrolet Trail – Quarry Trail – Church Trail – Joe’s Trail – Quarry Trail – Paved trailhead Elevation gain: 554ft Approximate address: 10968-10992 Old Court rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 Latitude 39.331897 / Longitude -76.869958 🎃 We are backContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (XII) – Old Court rd. – 8.3 miles”

Gunpowder Falls State Park – Belair Road – 4.2 miles

11/8/2020 Lost Pond Trail – noname Trail loop North from Big Gunpowder Falls – caught up with Sawmill Trail – back on Lost Pond Trail Elevation gain: 262 ft 🍁 I was having a hard time – again – to find parking initially coming here but while on Belair rd. signs for Gunpowder Falls StateContinue reading “Gunpowder Falls State Park – Belair Road – 4.2 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (XI) – Woodstock – 6.1 miles

9/20/2020 Thru Trail (East) – Bob Trail – Thru Trail (West) – More More Fun Trail – More Fun Trail Elevation: 489 ft Approximate address: 10968-10992 Old Court rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 Latitude 39.331897 / Longitude -76.869958 🍁 I’ve been driving by this spot for years but never liked the always packed street side parking.Continue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (XI) – Woodstock – 6.1 miles”

Rock Creek Park – Western Ridge Trail – 3.7 miles

6/22/2020 Unnamed Trail parallel to Western Ridge trail (AllTrails does not show this on its map) – Hiking through the woods towards Western Ridge Trail since there is no connection to it – Western Ridge Trail – Glover Rd. NW Elevation gain: 397 feet 🌞 We had business errands in Silver Spring so while weContinue reading “Rock Creek Park – Western Ridge Trail – 3.7 miles”

D.R.O.O.L. – June 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 💔💔 6/27/2020 Saturday 💔 6/26/2020 Friday My cherry tomatoes are almost there 💔 6/25/2020 Thursday King of the pile 💔 6/24/2020 Wednesday Leakin park turtle find. 💔 6/23/2020 Tuesday These little Carolina wrens (one of my fave birds) started moving in yesterday. Onyx letting it all hang out. 💔 6/22/2020Continue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – June 2020”

Patapsco Valley State Park (X) – Hoco Thru Trail – 10.2 miles

5/31/2020 Hoco Thru trail – Affeldt Me Gasline – No Beech Lost – Magic Mike – Old RR Bed – Fëanor – Black Magic – My Way – Smokey – Old RR Bed – Ol’ Man River – Candyman – Something’s gotta give – Ol’ Man River – Old Main Line – Daniels Singletrack –Continue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (X) – Hoco Thru Trail – 10.2 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (IX) – 7.5 miles

4/19/2020 Starstruck Trail – Soapstone Trail – Hilton Ave. (paved road) – Grist Mill Trail – Nun’s Run – Santee Branch Trail – College Loop – Santee Branch Trail – Bike Jumper – Bull Run Trail – Overgrown – Soapstone Alternate Trail Elevation gain: 820ft Location: Soapstone Trailhead – 1164 S Rolling Road Catonsville, MDContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park – Soapstone Trail (IX) – 7.5 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (VIII) – Avalon – 10.3 miles

4/5/2020 – River Rd. – Water Bars – Rockburn Branch trail (purple) – Hop the snake – Nacho – Belmont trail – Log trail – Barley and Hops – Lewis and Clark – Garrett’s pass – Upper Cascade Falls trail – Garrett’s Pass – Bike Buster-Downhill – River Rd. – Ilchester trail – Ilchester Rd.Continue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (VIII) – Avalon – 10.3 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (VII) – Patapsco-McKeldin trail – 5.7 miles

4/4/2020 Marriottsville Rd. – Patapsco-McKeldin trail – Switchback 2017 NTD – Patapsco-McKeldin trail – North Branch Patapsco River Shore trail – Patapsco-McKeldin trail – Noname trail back to Marriottsville Rd. Elevation gain: 394 ft 🐾 Location: 714 Marriottsville Rd. Marriottsville, MD 21104 Same location, different route on Marriottsville Rd. We park in the same lotContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (VII) – Patapsco-McKeldin trail – 5.7 miles”

Susquehanna State Park – 8.7 miles

5/17/2020 Unmaintained trail next to Susquehanna River – Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail – turn around at Shures Landing Rd. at Conowingo Dam – un-named trail through Stafford Rd. bridge – Green trail – Susquehanna Ridge Trail – Red Trail – Rock Run Historic Area Elevation gain: 440ft Location: Rock Run Historic Area, Stafford Rd.,Continue reading “Susquehanna State Park – 8.7 miles”