Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles

5/10/2020 Noname trail between lakes, up the hill then following Bear Branch towards the South – through the meadow towards Hashawha Lake – follow Rinehart Rd. behind the Caretaker’s house – through another meadow – back to Bear Branch – North through the marshland – Stream Trail – Boundary Trail (yellow) – Saw Mill RoadContinue reading “Hashawha Environmental Area – 6 miles”

D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 💦 5/31/2020 Sunday Yet another new trail hike today just to stretch our legs. Blog post Painted rock hedgehog in the woods 💦 5/30/2020 Saturday Lazy. No pics. 😳 💦 5/29/2020 Friday Mag face 💦 5/28/2020 Thursday 💦 5/27/2020 Wednesday Muffin perching on the Weeping Willow. Soon to be purpleContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – May 2020”

D.R.O.O.L. – April 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 🐺 4/30/2020 Thursday Crazy weather! Close to 70F in the morning with gusty winds. Pink dogwood Started raining around 9AM, flooded my office space at our new location. Will rain today and tomorrow all day…. 🐺 4/29/2020 Wednesday Beautiful morning walk on Milford Mill trail. Gwynn’s Falls reflections Mag onContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – April 2020”

Cunningham Falls State Park – Cat Rock Trail – 8.7 miles

4/25/2020 Cat Rock Trail (yellow) – Cat Rock Overlook – Bobs Hill Trail (still yellow – AllTrail marks this as Cat Rock Trail) – Lake and Cat Rock Trail or Catoctin National Recreational Trail (blue). Confusing/Contradicting signs! – to Lower Trail and Falls overlook – Handicap Boardwalk Trails (closed now because of Covid-19) – FallsContinue reading “Cunningham Falls State Park – Cat Rock Trail – 8.7 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (VI) – East trail of Marriottsville rd. – 5.9 miles

3/29/2020 – Unnamed trail 3 miles – Woodstock to Driver trail 2.2 miles – Unnamed trail 0.7 miles Elevation gain: 571ft Location: 714 Marriottsville Rd. Marriottsville, MD 21104 🌧 Very dreary day with light drizzle. My favorite weather. The small parking lot we’ve been using for the trails around here is almost full but mostlyContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (VI) – East trail of Marriottsville rd. – 5.9 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (V) – Pickall trail – 8.8 miles

3/21/2020 Pickall trail – Patapsco-Thru trail – Mill Race trail – Patapsco-Thru trail – Rockhaven Avenue – Stairway to Haven – Patapsco-Thru trail – Pickall trail – Festivus for the Rest of us – Festivus – Pickall trail Elevation gain: 869ft Location: Old Frederick Rd. at Johnnycake Rd. before green metal bridge. Windsor Mill, MDContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (V) – Pickall trail – 8.8 miles”

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

April 2020 B&W photo challenge: Anything with double letters 👁 I will change this to enter it under Which way – April 10 2020 since it fits perfectly. (Originally posted under Vertical lines – not really a challenge. Just wanted to share….😉) 👁 Pick a topic from this photo. Colorful buoys. 7/11/2019 Fish graffiti inContinue reading “Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge”

D.R.O.O.L. – March 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 🌷 3/31 Tuesday Avocado update. It grows like weed! 🌷 3/30 Monday One of our neighbor’s Butterfly Magnolias. Its wonderful creamy yellow can be spotted from a block away. 🌷 3/29 Sunday East of Marriottsville Rd. hike in Patapsco….where else? Wonderfully dreary day! Blog post 🌷 3/28 Saturday Mag whileContinue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – March 2020”

Patapsco Valley State Park (IV) – BDTITP trail – 4.5 miles

3/14/2020 BDTITP trail – Old Ranger trail (blue) – No name trail – Old Ranger trail (blue) – No name trail – Old Ranger trail (blue) – Peaceful Pond trail (orange) – Old Ranger trail (blue) – No name trail – BDTITP – off trail next to Patapsco River Elevation gain: 492 ft Location: OldContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (IV) – BDTITP trail – 4.5 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (III) – 3.0 miles

3/7/2020 Unnamed trail following South-Branch Patapsco River to the West Elevation gain: 223 ft Location: 714 Marriottsville Rd. Marriottsville, MD 21104 🌸 Even though I drove by here numerous times over the years the parking area is so small we’ve just missed it. It’s also right next to the railroad in a slight left turnContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (III) – 3.0 miles”

Patapsco Valley State Park (II) – 4.1 miles

2\23\2020 Daniels Access trail – Powerline trail – Church Loop 3 – Church Loop 1 – Daniels Access trail Elevation gain: 577ft Location: Old Frederick rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043 This spot is yet again a small parking area (15 cars?) sandwiched between the railroad tracks and the river. Our target trail is across theContinue reading “Patapsco Valley State Park (II) – 4.1 miles”

Cunningham Falls State Park – 2.6 miles

2/8/2020 Falls Nature trail 0.8 mi – Unnamed trails 1.8 mi Elevation gain: 669ft Location: Catoctin Mountain Park 6602 Foxville Rd. Thurmont, MD 21788 Another one of those trips when my hubby had some business to conduct nearby and I bargained for this hike to go with him. We were driving on 15 towards SouthContinue reading “Cunningham Falls State Park – 2.6 miles”

Harpers Ferry – Shuttle Route – 4.4 miles

2/2/2020 Shenandoah St. – The Point overlook – Lower Town trail – Harpers Ferry National Historic park – Shenandoah River shore Elevation gain: 292ft This hike is brought to you by: quick decision making. My husband had to drive to Winchester, VA. and I’ve figured might as well get dropped off here and take aContinue reading “Harpers Ferry – Shuttle Route – 4.4 miles”

Milford Mill – Gwynns Falls trail – 1.1 mile

2/29/2020 Gwynns Falls trail – Elevation gain: 59 ft Location: intersection of Milford Mill rd. and Scott’s Level rd. Official signage at the entrance of the parking area. Just before I695 above. Parking lot is small but today is cold and windy so only the brave is out walking anyway. There is only one carContinue reading “Milford Mill – Gwynns Falls trail – 1.1 mile”

D.R.O.O.L. – February 2020

Daily Reminiscence Of Our Lives 🎾 “Hello February! Please be good to me.” 🎾 2/29/2020 Saturday Took a short stroll on a new trail in Milford Mill in cold and wind, brrrrr. Thankfully the sun was playing peekaboo. https://magzilla.blog/2020/02/29/milford-mill-gwynns-falls-trail-1-1-mile/ Later on in the afternoon we had an impromptu photo shoot in the kitchen. Models are:Continue reading “D.R.O.O.L. – February 2020”