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 ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ Iโ€™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 ๐ŸŒž 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 ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” 6/27/2020 Saturday ๐Ÿ’” 6/26/2020 Friday My cherry tomatoes are almost there ๐Ÿ’” 6/25/2020 Thursday King of the pile ๐Ÿ’” 6/24/2020 Wednesday Leakin park turtle find. ๐Ÿ’” 6/23/2020 Tuesday These little Carolina wrens (one of my fave birds) started moving in yesterday. Onyx letting it all hang out. ๐Ÿ’” 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 – Fรซanor – 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 – Garrettโ€™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 ๐Ÿพ 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”

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 ๐Ÿ’ฆ 5/31/2020 Sunday Yet another new trail hike today just to stretch our legs. Blog post Painted rock hedgehog in the woods ๐Ÿ’ฆ 5/30/2020 Saturday Lazy. No pics. ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ’ฆ 5/29/2020 Friday Mag face ๐Ÿ’ฆ 5/28/2020 Thursday ๐Ÿ’ฆ 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 ๐Ÿบ 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…. ๐Ÿบ 4/29/2020 Wednesday Beautiful morning walk on Milford Mill trail. Gwynnโ€™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 ๐ŸŒง 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”