Hike    Class    Training
    Trail Work    Miscellaneous    Special Event
    Shelter Work    Trail Patrol    Cross Country Ski Trip
    Cabin Work    Meeting

Select Calendar Date to show: Month:    Year:      

You must be logged in to add or edit an event.

<< Previous MonthJanuary 2014Next Month >>
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

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

Cross-Country/NORDIC ski trip in Laurel Highlands PA

Easy Hikers--Rachel Carson Nature Trail from Brookside Nature Center along Northwest Branch

Event Category: Hike

Start Date: Wednesday, 9/27/2023

Start Time: 10:15 AM

Contact: Margaret Chapman, e mail is preferred, MargtChapm@aol.com, or call between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. the morning of the hike, 301-977-8988.

Email: MargtChapm@aol.com

Meet at Brookside Nature Center Parking lot, 1400 Glenallan Ave. Wheaton, MD  20902 at 10:15   Do not be confused, we meet at the Nature Center parking lot, NOT the nearby Brookside Gardens Conservancy or Visitor Center parking lots.  We will cross the NW Branch to access a portion of the Rachel Carson trail from the NW Branch trail, after a brief sojourn through the woods from the Nature Center.  Both the NW Branch Trail, and the Rachel Carson trail on the opposite side, run parallel to the NW Branch, a creek that eventually feeds into the Anacostia River.  We are on natural surface trails, with some initial hills, and a flatter stretch once we are alongside the stream.  I will time the hike to return to the Nature Center around 12:30 with mileage dependent on the pace of the group, trail conditions, weather, and other factors.  There are picnic tables behind the Nature Center, for those who choose to pack along a bag lunch.  Hike will be canceled in the event of heavy/moderate rain or the forecast of the same.  Please only participate if you are fully vaccinated.      
Directions:  From I 495, Capital Beltway, exit 31 (A)  go northbound on Georgia Avenue/ local route 97 about 3 miles, turn right onto Randolph Road for .3 mile, then right on Glenallan Ave. for .7 mile, then right into the Nature Center parking lot.  If the Nature Center lot is full you may park at the neighboring park sites (The Conservancy and Brookside Garden Visitor Center whose entrances you passed by along Glenallan Ave.), but please then walk over to meet us at the Nature Center parking lot.  Please plan to arrive early, allowing yourself extra time for parking and restroom access AHEAD of when we circle up at 10:15 a.m.