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Easy Hikers--W&OD Trail and Tamarack Park, Vienna, VA

CANCELLED - Yankee Clippers AT Work Trip

Wanderbirds: Shenandoah River State Park, VA

Vigorous Hikers: Fetzer Gap

Easy Hikers--Foggy Bottom to Rosslyn Metro

Midweek Hike

Tuscarora Central District Devil's Nose Crew Work Trip

Lincoln Loggers - Old Rag Cabin

Wanderbirds: AT, Black Rock to High Rock to Pen Mar, MD

Vigorous Hikers Bull Run

PATC Executive Committee

Easy Hikers--Seneca Bluffs MD

Midweek Hike

New Members Meeting

Learn To Cross-Country/NORDIC Ski In Laurel Highlands PA

SNP/PATC Annual Trails Meeting

CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

Wanderbirds: Appalachian Trail, Ashby Gap to Manassas Gap, VA

Vigorous Hikers - Elizabeth Furnace Hiking and Bushwhacking with Optional Overnight at Glass House

Easy Hikers--Glover Archbold Trail, DC

CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

Basic Wilderness First Aid

Meet the Trail Patrol Hike - Gathland/Weverton, AT, MD

Vigorous Hikers - Swift Run Gap to Simmons Gap and return

Midweek Hike

Cross-Country/NORDIC ski trip in Laurel Highlands PA

Hike Patapsco River and Ghost Town [REGISTRATIONS CLOSED/FULL]

Event Category: Hike

Start Date: Saturday, 12/9/2017

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Contact: Larry Broadwell

Email: bakpacker1@verizon.net

www: Click Here

Description: Hike about 8 miles to explore ridges above the Patapsco River, the original path of one of the oldest railways in the country, and remnants of the mill town Daniels. When it was inundated by a hurricane-driven flood in 1972, Daniels was described in Life Magazine as "the last company town" in the USA. After the flood and a subsequent fire, only the mill's dam, a church, and small industrial area remain standing. Company-owned employee housing, a second church, the town schoolhouse, and other structures are ruins. Optional extra: Those who don't mind cold feet may -- if the river is as low as usual -- wade to the north bank of the Patapsco to visit more ruins.

The leaders, William Needham and Larry Broadwell, co-wrote the guide to this route as an entry in PATC's "Hikes in the Washington Region: Part C," and the hike will be under auspices of the Sierra Club's Potomac Region Outings program. A $2 donation will be requested, and all participants must complete a liability waiver/emergency contact form.

If planning to come, please register on the Meetup website. Carpooling may also be arranged on that website. All ride-sharing deals between participants are voluntary, private arrangements. (Suggestion: Riders pay their drivers 10 cents per mile for gas and other expenses) The hike will begin promptly at 10am. Plan to arrive between 9:30 and 10 at the trailhead: in the last parking strip on the right, below the church on the hill by the end of Daniels Road (Ellicott City, Maryland). Bring liquids, lunch, and -- if planning to wade the river -- sandals. (In case of a slip in the river, consider bringing a change of clothes and towel as well.)