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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    Welcome to WalkMaryland. This is the first time I have sent a message to the group. Please spread the word that it is active and people can sign up for it
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      Welcome to WalkMaryland. This is the first time I have sent a message
      to the group. Please spread the word that it is active and people can
      sign up for it online - plus I have sign-up sheets to Maryland clubs to
      use at local events.
      Folks can also subscribe by email, send a blank email to
      Pass this along to your friends, and please concentrate on signing up
      NEW (or infrequent) walkers for the email list - it is one of the best
      ways to bring them back!
      This is not a discussion group, instead it provides a SINGLE email
      message each week to tell you where the walks are.
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      Columbia Volksmarch Club AVA-264 Presents an autumn walk in
      Rockburn Branch Park and Patapsco State Park
      Elkridge, Maryland, Howard County October 7-8, 2000
      Two Events/Three Trails
      5 km rated 1+
      10 km rated 2+
      15 km rated 3+
      AT00/334 and AT00/365
      5400 Landing Road, Elkridge, MD
      From Route 29: Take Route 100 east <<LANDING ROAD CLOSED>> to the first
      exit, Long Gate Parkway. Turn right
      at Route 103, Montgomery Road, and continue eastbound. Turn left on
      Ilchester Road and right on Landing Road. The park entrance will be on
      your right.
      DETOUR>>>> over I-95 and follow directions below.
      From Route I-95: Take Exit 43, Route 100 East. Follow Route 100 to Exit
      6B, Route 1 North. Take Route 1 North
      approximately 2.5 miles and turn left onto Montgomery Road. Turn right,
      just beyond Grace Episcopal Church, onto Landing Road. Continue on
      Landing Road to the park entrance on left.
      SPONSORED BY: The Columbia Volksmarch Club (AVA 264).
      SANCTIONED BY: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of
      the International Federation of Popular
      Sports (IVV), promoting leisure sports in the interest of family health,
      recreation, fun and companionship.
      There are two events: 10 km and 15 km. Both events are almost entirely
      on natural surfaces and are not suitable for wheelchairs. Strollers will
      have difficulty on the 10-km trail and are not suitable for the 15-km
      The 10-km trail (rated 2+) is all within Rockburn Branch Park. There
      are a number of moderate hills, and it is mostly in scenic
      The 5-km trail (rated 1+) in Rockburn Branch Park will be on natural
      surfaces but will avoid as many hills as possible.
      The 15-km trail (rated 3+) uses the trail systems in both Rockburn
      Branch and Patapsco State Parks. This trail has several moderate hills
      and one major hill, in addition to a number of stream crossings and one
      swinging bridge. It is almost entirely in scenic woodlands, follows the
      Patapsco River for more than 2 km, and ascends the picturesque, but
      challenging, Cascade Trail.
      PROCEDURE: Each participant will be issued a start card. It must be
      carried on the walk and presented for validation at each checkpoint.
      Only one start card will be validated per participant. Start cards must
      be turned in at the Finish Table after completing the event. Only those
      participants with a properly validated start card will be eligible for
      the Event Award and/or IVV credit. The trail may be walked two times per
      start card on the same day at no additional cost.
      AWARD: The B award for this event is a 13-ounce glass tankard designed
      in memory of our late Trailmaster, John Barkdoll.
      REGISTRATION: There will be no pre-registration for this event.
      The participation fee for the B Award and IVV Credit is $4.
      The participation fee for IVV Credit only is $2.
      There is no fee to walk the trail without receiving the IVV credit.
      START/FINISH: Rockburn Branch Park, 5400 Landing Road, Elkridge,
      STARTING DATES & TIMES: Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2000. Start
      any time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
      Must finish by 4 p.m.
      REFRESHMENTS: Food and beverages will be provided by a local youth group
      at the start point, where rest rooms will also be available. Water and
      candy will be available at the check- points located along the trail.
      CONDITIONS: The event will be held during all reasonable weather
      conditions, including rain, snow and ice, but excluding blizzards.
      Littering along the trails is prohibited. Dogs are not permitted on the
      DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club, Howard County
      Department of Recreation and Parks, or
      Rockburn Branch shall be liable for accidents, theft,or material damage.
      Every reasonable effort will be made to make this a safe, enjoyable, and
      memorable event.
      INFORMATION: call (410) 313-8499.

      Ninth Annual Oktoberfest Volksmarch
      October 8, 2000
      City, State, Country: Annapolis, MD Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10K, trail rated 1+
      Start place address: Near Regina's Continental Delicatessen
      Start times: Start 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Finish by 5 P.M.
      Event description: The walk is through the historic city of Annapolis,
      which is also the Capital of Maryland and the home of the U.S. Naval
      Academy. The route follows road shoulders and primarily sidewalks.
      Annapolis pavements are rough (part of the historic flavor) but suitable
      for large-wheeled strollers. Dogs are welcome on the trail.
      Award and fees: "B" metal awards will be available for purchase.
      Directions: The major routes to Annapolis are I-97 from the north,
      US-50/301 from either east or west and MD-2 from either north or
      south.When near Annapolis, I-97 and MD-2wil merge into US-50/301.
      Continue on US-50/301 and take exit 4 marked MD-70 South, Rowe Blvd.,
      Annapolis. Continue South on Rowe Blvd. Cross Weems Creek and turn left
      at first traffic light onto Melvin Ave., go two blocks to Annapolis St.
      (street will be closed for Oktoberfest activities), turn right, then one
      block to Regina's on left. Parking is available on nearby streets or
      three blocks west of start/finish at the US Naval Academy Stadium off
      Rowe Blvd.
      Contact: Jim or Barbara Fons (410)757-6983
      Email contact: fons@...
      Comments: This popular event is held in conjunction with the West
      Annapolis Oktoberfest. Good food, music and dancing.

      Historic St. Mary's City Walk AT2000/0359
      October 14, 2000
      City, State, Country: St. Mary's City, St. Mary's County, MD
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers Volksmarch Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: Both 5 and 10 kilometer trails, both with an
      AVA Rating of 1+.
      Start place address: Visitor's Center, St. Mary's City, MD
      Start times: Start anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Must be
      finished by 5:00 p.m.
      Event description: The trails will be marked, on natural surface paths
      along the St. Mary's River and through the historic area of Maryland's
      first capital. Participants will see the reconstructed State House of
      1676, archaelogical excavations, and the Godiah Spray tobacco
      plantation, part of an 800-acre outdoor living history museum. They will
      hear about the area's history from costumed docents. Walkers will enjoy
      glimpses of loons and ospreys and savor the beauty of the peaceful water
      as they travel along wooded paths. At the waterfront, they will see the
      replica of the Maryland Dove, a square-rigged sailing ship that, along
      with the Ark, brought the first settlers and supplies from England.
      Everyone should visit the museum gift shop and archaeology exhibit hall.
      Award and fees: Participation is FREE! There is a $4.00 per person
      admission fee to St. Mary's City, which will be collected at the Start
      Point. There is no special award for this event.
      Directions: From I-495/95:
      1. Take Exit 7, Route 5 South, towards Waldorf.
      2. Follow Route 5/Route 301 south to Waldorf, approximately 16 miles.
      3. Turn LEFT to stay on Route 5 when Routes 5 and 301 split at Waldorf.
      4. Continue south on Route 5/235 for approximately 19 miles.
      5. Turn RIGHT to stay on Route 5 South at the 5/235 split.
      6. Proceed another 29 miles and follow signs to the Visitor's Center.
      The Visitor's Center will be on the right, just after you pass St.
      Mary's College, on the left.
      Contact: Lorraine Williams, 301-475-0408 or Bill Hassell, 410-437-2164.
      Email contact: seka@... or wahasse@...
      Comments: Food will be available alkong the trail at Farthing's
      Ordinary, a 17th century inn exhibit and restaurant.
      For more information about historic St. Mary's City, visit their web
      site at htp://www.smcm.edu/hsmc

      10/14/2000 - 10/14/2000 - WALK
      Event Number: AT2000/0363
      Write for more information to:
      4617 LINCOLN AVE
      BELTSVILLE, MD 20705-1524
      Contact: SALVA HOLLOMAN 301-937-3549

      Susquehanna State Park Susquehanna River Greenway Trail AT2000/0331 &
      Sunday, October 15, 2000
      City, State, Country: Baltimore Maryland
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: #1 10K rated 2+, #2 10K rated 3
      Start place address: Susquehanna State Park, Deer Creek Picnic Area
      Start times: 8:AM - 1:PM Finish by 4:PM
      Event description: Trails are through the woods, on natural surfaces in
      the park and along the Greenway Trail. Neither trail is suitable for
      strollers or wheelchairs.
      Award and fees: IVV credit fee $2. No special award.
      Directions: From North or South: I-95 to Exit #89(Rt.155) West Follow
      signs to Susquehanna State Park. 2.5 miles, turn right on Rt. 161. .3
      miles,turn right to Rock Run Rd. Stay on Rock Run Rd. At bridge, turn
      right. Follow sign to picnic area. At Stafford Rd., turn left. At Deer
      Creek Picnic Area, turn left into parking lot and look for banner in the
      picnic area. Distance from Rock Run Rd to the picnic area is 4.5 miles.
      WATCH for "WALK" directional signs at each turn after you enter the
      Contact: Frank Kupres 410-592-3171
      Email contact: FKupres@...
      Comments: No littering in the park.

      10/21/2000 - 10/21/2000 - WALK
      Event Number: AT2000/0321
      Write for more information to:
      PO BOX 3716
      GAITHERSBURG, MD 20885-3716
      Contact: DENA FORSTER 301-530-8173

      Rocky Gap State Park Allegany County
      Event No: EC 00- 0003
      Date(s): Saturday-Sunday, October 28-29, 2000
      City, State: Flintstone, Maryland
      Host Club:Atlantic Region Director, American Volkssport Association
      Distance and Trail Rating: 11 km; Rated 3+. 5 km; Rated 2. Rating will
      increase with inclement weather.
      Start place address: Cattail Day Use Area, Rocky Gap State Park,
      12500 Pleasant Valley Road, N.E., Flintstone, Maryland; (301)777-2139
      Start times: Between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.m.
      Event description:The 11 km trail will circle Lake Habeeb. The trail
      will use the recently opened Lake Trail (Orange Blazed) and campground
      loop roads. It will traverse wooded areas, on natural surface trail,
      pass the camp store, cross a bridge over the Lake spillway and the dam
      on a roadway, and pass the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort. Sturdy shoes
      and a hiking stick are recommended. The 5 km trail will stay on only one
      side of Lake Habeeb. It will use natural surfaces, with a short portion
      of macadam walkways.
      Award and fees: There is no fee to participate in this event. IVV Credit
      is $2.00. The fee for the header patch for the American Volkssport
      Association Executive Council XI is $4.00; for the Atlantic Region
      Director's Bar Patch an additional $3.00. There is no pre-registration
      for this event. All net profits benefit the American Volkssport
      Directions: From I-68 in western Maryland, take Exit 50 and follow
      Pleasant Valley Road to parking and Start location at Cattail Day Use
      Contact: Ron @ (410) 551-6396 -- evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00
      Email contact:Ron rfbowers@...
      Comments: Pets are NOT allowed in the Park. Restrooms are available at
      the Start/Finish area and at various locations within the park. Water
      and candy are available at the Start/Finish and checkpoints. This event
      will be held regardless of the weather. Weather conditions will affect
      the trail. The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
      Enjoy a Fall walk in Rocky Gap State Park, which lies in an area of
      impressive scenic beauty. Rocky Gap's 243 acre Lake habeeb has three
      beaches and excellent fishing. The 278 site campground accepts
      reservations (1-888-432-CAMP), however, after September 30 it is first
      come, first served.
      On the evening of Saturday, October 28, the Friends of the Park will
      host a Halloween Haunted Trail in the Campground area.
      Rocky Gap is about 7 miles east of Cumberland, whose many attractions
      include the C&O Canal Park and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The
      Railroad will operates its steam train thursday through Sunday, October
      26-29. Call 1-800-TRAIN50 for reservations.
      This walk provides credit for Allegany County in the Walk Across
      Maryland program.
      Wendy Bumgardner
      About.com Guide to Walking
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