Little Bennett Regional Park trail

IMG_1567Dear Hikers:

Our hike this Sunday will be at the Little Bennett Regional Park.  We will meet at the Lewisdale Horse Trailer Parking Lot off Lewisdale Road (vehicle and horse trailer parking in meadow).  Direction from 270N is as follows:

 

Take exit 22 toward Hyattstown
Turn left onto MD-109 N/ Old Hundred Rd – 0.4 mi
Turn left onto MD-355 N/ N Frederick Rd – 0.6 mi
Turn right onto Green Valley Rd – 0.5 mi
Take the first right onto Lewisdale Rd – 2.3 mi
The parking lot is on your right.  Please note that if you reach Prices Distillery Road you have gone too far.

We will start on Lewisdale trail, continue on Browning Run, Western Piedmont, Loggers, back on Browning Run, and finally loop back on the Lewisdale trail to the Parking lot. It appears to be around 5 miles and taking about 3 hours.  According to the Park personnel the trails are fairly flat and easy to hike.
Please arrive by 8:55 to start the hike at 9:00.  Weather forecast calls for cloudy morning and sunny afternoon with highs around 50 degrees.  Please dress in layers and bring snack, water, and lunch.
If you have any questions or want to carpool please contact Masood Shoyooee at 240-401-8979.

Sunday (Jan 06, 2014) hike at Seneca Creek Greenway

Happy New Year Dear Hikers,

IMG_1567This Sunday’s hike will be at Seneca Creek Greenway.  The direction from 270N is as follows:Take exit 15A for Germantown Rd/MD-118 N toward MD-355Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Maryland 118 N and merge onto MD-118 N/Germantown Rd.  Continue to follow Germantown Rd for about 2 miles. At the traffic circle, continue straight, the road name changes to Watkins Mill Rd.  Continue about half a mile.

We will start from the Watkins Mill entrance.  There is a parking lot on the right side of Watkins Mill just before the bridge.  Please review the attached map for further information.  The hike will start at 9:00 AM so please arrive a few minutes early.

The weather forecast calls for partly sunny and in the 40’s for this Sunday.  The trail is moderate but maybe muddy or covered with snow and ice.

Please bring water, snack, and lunch.  Call Masood Shoyooee  240-401-8979 or Hessam Dahi 301-318-6243 for any questions or carpooling information.

 Seneca Creek Trail Map

A short Report from Hessam Dahi

Dear Friends,

photoHappy New Year! Wishing you prosperity and health in the New Year!

We had a successful and productive year in 2013 with many hiking, camping, and short trip activities. We also launched a website with great effort from Darab aziz for our hiking group, ‘Kooh O Dasht Hiking.’ Your participation in these events energizes us and we thank you for your support.

Our activities will continue in 2014.  To help you better plan, a monthly schedule for hiking, camping, and short trips will be prepared and shared.  With the advanced schedules you can select the programs according to your personal preference and other commitments.  We welcome your suggestions and input for new hiking trails, camping sites, and trip ideas and encourage you to take the lead in some of these activities.

The following are our current lists for various programs:

Hiking: 

  • Seneca Creek (Jan 5, 2014)
  • Little Bennett (Jan 12, 2014
  • Gun Powder State Park (Jan 19, 2014) 
  • Sugar Loaf (Jan 23, 2014)
  • Great Falls – VA
  • Harpers Ferry ( Maryland Heights )
  • Cunningham Falls
  • Catoctin 
  • Great Falls – MD, Billy Goats A, B, C
  • Savage Park – MD
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Old Rag – VA 
  • Oregon Ridge
  • Morgan Run

Camping:

  • Cape Henlopen Park (DE)
  • Rocky Gap State Park
  • Skyline Drive (Shenandoah VA)
  • Assateague Island (Chincoteague VA) 

Short trips:

  • Thousand Island (Canada Ontario)
  • Finger Lakes (New York)
  • Bar Harbor (Main)
  • Grand Canyon (Arizona)
  • Nantucket (Massachusetts)