Feb 24, 2007 - 4th Training Hike
Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore County, MD
Time of Hike: 8:30 AM
Distance Hiked: 4.0 Miles
Temp During Hike: Low 28.4 °F High 33.8 °F
Elevation Change: 50 Ft
Time really is flying by. This was our 4th training hike and that means we are already a month into our journey. Things have gone well so far and the group that started out as a bunch of strangers is now a group of friends.
For this hike we traveled north of Baltimore to explore the forests around Loch Raven Reservoir. We met at the intersection of Dulaney Valley Rd and Seminary Ave where we found parking in a church parking lot. The weather was the same as usual; snow and ice covered the trail and the sky was clear and blue.
The trails led us down to the shores of the frozen reservoir. It was a beautiful sight with the sun sparkling off it and I was able to get a few nice photographs. As the sun heated the ice it began to crack making a hollow sound like somebody in the woods beating on a drum.
The plan was to hike 3 hours but the trail proved to be too much for us. Ice made many places on the trail dangerous even though it was mostly level and about 1 ½ hours in we turned down a fire road for a shorter hike back to the cars.
About Loch Raven Reservoir
Loch Raven Reservoir is located north of Baltimore, MD in Baltimore County. It is one of three major reservoirs owned by Baltimore City and is surrounded by forested land that acts as a buffer to protect the water quality. Many trails cut through these forests and are open to the public for hiking, running, and mountain biking.
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