Hiking Schedule up to next 18 weeks

I hope you all are well and enjoying the beauty of the snow.
Attached, you will find the most updated Hiking Schedule that is planned for up to 18 weeks of our hiking program. Please save it for your future reference. This schedule is subject to change with advance notification. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the following numbers.
Hesaam: 301-318-6243
Masood: 240-401-8979
Best Regard,
Nahid Moradi Pahlevan

Sizdeh Be Dar 2016 – سیزده بدر ۱۳۹۵

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hou9665Kooh o Dasht Hiking group is inviting you and your family to its annual Sizdehbedar celebration at Seneca Creek State Park on Sunday, April 3 rd at 10:00 am. We reserved Bob White Pavilion with 50 person capacity. The shelter has picnic tables and a grill, and restroom facility and a playground nearby.  Seneca Creek Park has other activities such as hiking trails, boating, and fishing. Besides eating delicious food, backgammon, dodge ball, and other entertainment will be available.

There is a $3.00 fee per person to enter the park.

Please reply to all if you and your family plan to attend. In your response, please indicate what you will be bringing to share (food/equipment/games). This will help to better organize the event. For suggestions and questions please contact Masood Shoyooee at 240-401-8979.

Little Bennett Regional park

This Sunday Mar. 6 Hike is at Little Bennett Regional park.

Address: 23701 N Frederick Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871
Time:      9:00
Distance: About 6 miles
Duration: 3.5 hours
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Weather: Forecast calls for a partly cloudy day with highs around 49 degrees    Contacts: Mohamad Jalali 703-899-8937, or
                 Hessam Dahi at 301-318-6243

Savage Park, Laurel MD

photoThe hike for this Sunday Feb. 28th, will be at Savage Park, Laurel MD. This is an easy/moderate circuit hike and most of the trail will be along the Patuxent River. After the hike, there will be a potluck gathering at my house followed by watching one “Shab-haye Bokhara شبهای بخاراًً ” episode, by Mr. Ali Dehbashi.
Time/date:     9:00  Feb. 28
Duration:       Approx 3 hrs, 6-7 miles
Address:        9277 Volmerhousen Rd. Laurel  MD.                      
Leader:          Hessam Dahi  
Please bring water/snacks. The weather forecast calls for a wonderful sunny day, with the temperature in the high 60s.
For planning purposes, it would be helpful if you could reply all stating if you plan to go to either the hike and/or the potluck.
For carpooling and any questions, please contact; Masood Shoyooee
 (240)401-8979 and Hessam Dahi (301)318-6243.

Great Falls in Virginia

IMG_1567This Sunday’s hike will be at Great Falls in Virginia. We meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot on the left side of Route 193.  The approximate address is: 8801 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102
The hike is approximately 6 miles and will take about 3 hours.Direction:
From 495 take exit 43-44 for VA-193/George Washington Memorial Parkway/Georgetown Pike toward Great Falls Virginia/Langley/Washington.  Then take exit 44 on the left to merge onto VA-193 W/Georgetown Pike toward Great Falls, VA.  From exit 44 to the parking lot will be about 3.5 miles.  Look for parking lot on the left before the park.

The weather forecast calls for a partly cloudy day with slight chance of showers in the morning.  High temperature is around 60 degrees.

Please bring water and snack and contact Masood Shoyooee 240-401-8979 for carpooling or additional information

Rock Creek Park, Washington DC

Little Bennett Regional Park_Hessam_22This Sunday Jan.31st hike will be at Rock Creek Park, Washington DC.

Address: 5200 Glover Road NW, Washington, DC 20015, near the
               intersection of Military Road and Glover Road.
               We will meet at the Nature Center.
Time:       9:00
Distance: About 6-7 miles
Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours
Difficulty :Moderate
Weather: Forecast calls for a partly cloudy day with highs around 53 degrees
Contacts:  Mohamad Jalali 703-899-8937, or
                 Hessam Dahi  301-318-6243.

Gambrill State Park in Fredrick, Maryland

10398867_1050436521686634_9160711231907979504_nDear outdoor enthusiasts,

This Sunday February 7th hike will be at Gambrill State Park in Fredrick, Maryland.
Address: 8602 Gambrill Park Road
Fredrick, MD 21701
Please note above address is for GPS getting you into the park and is not our meeting destination.
Direction: From I-270 N take Route 40 West at Fredrick, drive approximately 6 miles, turn right onto Gambrill Park Road and follow it approximately 1 mile to the park entrance
We meet at the park main trail heads in first gravel parking lot on the right side of the Gambrill Park Road.
Time: 9 AM
Hiking distance: 6-7 miles, moderate to difficult
Duration: 4-4:30 hours
Weather: Forecast calls for partly sunny, 48 degrees
Please bring water and snack
 
Contacts: Mehrdad 443-619-3162

Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore county

This Sunday Jan. 17th, we will hike at Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore county. This park has four different sections in Baltimore County and Howard County with many different hiking trails.

Time/Date:                       9am, Jan 17
Duration/milage:               3-4 hrs. 7-8 miles
Difficulty:                           Easy/moderate
Address:

                                         Patapsco Valley State Park

                                         1101 Hilton Ave.
                                         Catonsville  MD.
Please bring water and snacks. There is an Indian restaurant in Catonsville called: “Indian Delight” with good food, for after the hike (optional). The forecast calls for overcast sky and very cold, (high 36 degree). For more info. and carpooling please contact: Masood

Longwood Gardens or C&O Canal tow path

Some from our hiking group are visiting the Longwood Gardens this Sunday.  For those who could not or chose not to go, an ‘easy’ hike is planned along the C&O Canal tow path.  The hike starts at 9:00 AM.  We meet at the parking lot across from the Old Angler’s Inn.  The address is 10801 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, MD 20854.

The weather is expected to be sunny with highs around 50 degrees.

Please bring water and snack.  For questions please call Masood Shoyooee at 240-401-8979.

Dec 26/15 Sunday’s hike will be at the Cunningham falls State Park

3This Sunday’s hike will be at the Cunningham falls State Park. We will meet at 9:00 AM at the Visitor Center, 6602 Foxville Road in Thurmont  MD 21788.

It is a moderate hike with some hills and lasts about 4 hours.  Weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain and high temperatures around 72 degrees.

Please bring water and snack
For more information about the park please visit http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/cunningham.aspx

Please contact Hessam Dahi 301-318-6243 or Masood Shoyooee 240-401-8979 for carpool information or if you have any questions.