The Kooh-o-Dasht activities for the next four weeks are as follow :

Dear friends,

 
The Kooh-o-Dasht activities for the next four weeks arIMG_1918e as follow :
 
Splash hike at Middle Patuxent river in Columbia
Date/time:                   Sunday July 10th  10 am
Duration:                    2 hrs.
Difficulty:                     Easy
Location:                     5775 Trotter RD. Clarksville MD. 21029 
                                    (please park at the parking lot)

Cool down with a leisurely 2 hour walk in the middle of the river, through the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area.  Wear appropriate footwear like old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet. Optional restaurant lunch afterwards, so bring a change of clothes. Meet at 10am, 0.8 mile south of Rt. 108 on Trotter Road, at the MPEA parking lot on the left (east). Please bring water and snacks.

Sunday July 17th:

Splash hike at Patuxent river in Savage Park Laurel.

Date/time:               Sunday July 17th  10 am

Duration:                 3 hrs.

Difficulty:                 easy

Address:                  9271 Vollmerhausen road Laurel MD

3 hour walk in the middle of the river. Wear appropriate footwear like old sneakers, and be prepared to get wet. Optional restaurant lunch afterwards. Please bring a change of clothes, water and snacks.

Sunday July 24th.

White Oak Canyon in Shenandoah VA,

Date/time:            July 24  *(7 am at carpool place)

Duration:              8-9 miles, 4 hours and 30 minutes

Difficulty:              Strenuous

* The designated carpool place is at  Capital Beltway 495 and route 193 West, towards Great Falls. On 495  take exit 44 toward 193 (Langley Great Falls), at the traffic light turn right and stay on the shoulder until all the participants arrive. Please bring, water, snacks and lunch.

Sunday July 31st:

A day trip to visit Barnes Museum in Philadelphia.

Date/time:          July 31st   8 am *(carpool)

address:             2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia PA. 19130

Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia has a very valuable collection of Impressionist and post Impressionist paintings of well known artists like Van Gogh, Lautrec, Cezan, Renoir, Matisse and many more.

 
I think it is a trip worth making to Philadelphia for our group. The hours are everyday from 10:00 to 5:00 except for Tuesday. Tickets are $25:00 (senior citizens 65+ 23).
  
There is also a garden adjacent to the museum for those who are interested.
 
Please let me know if you are interested.
 
* We will all meet at Panera bread for carpooling and breakfast. 
   Panera bread
   6435 Dobbin Road
   Columbia MD 21045
 
If you have any question Please contact, Hessam Dahi (301)318-6243.

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