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Visit Rock Creek Regional Park in Maryland which includes the beautiful 75-acre Lake Needwood and the picturesque 55-acre Lake Frank. We will be walking:
— Few miles on the Rock Creek Trail which is hard surfaced (asphalt).
— Couple of miles on Westside trail.
— If the conditions allow, we will also venture on the Blue Heron Trail This is optional for people who would like a more challenging hike.
Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/CPodRW5472Zs6KsG9
Distance: ~5 miles
Pace: moderate (2.5-3 miles/hr)
Difficulty: easier side of moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Hiking Map: https://montgomeryparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Lake-Needwood-Trails-Map_a11y.pdf
Optional post hike lunch: Shouk, Rockville – shouk.com
This event is for those who are fully vaccinated only. Also please do not attend if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.
When you sign up to join a hike you automatically acknowledge
VSDC Vegan Trekkers Liability Waiver: https://vsdc.org/activity-waiver/
By Car: The Rock Creek Regional Park parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/CPodRW5472Zs6KsG9
By Metro: Shady Grove Metro West side is 4 miles from the trail head.
Dog friendly?: Yes. Please keep your dog leashed at all times.
Bathroom Facilities: Porta Potty at the parking lot. Restrooms at park shelters are closed for the season.
Food/Water: Bring your own vegan snack and (non-alcoholic) beverage to enjoy. Please carry plenty of water!
Weather: Be prepared! We will hike rain or shine, but if conditions pose a danger, we’ll cancel the hike and post a notice in the “comments” section. We suggest that hikers wear comfortable footwear and suitable clothing made from quick-dry, synthetic fabrics, as cotton can lead to uncomfortable blisters and life-threatening hypothermia in case of inclement weather.
*For important updates regularly monitor the “comments” section below.*
*Don’t be a no show! If your plans change, update your RSVP.*
*When you sign up to join a hike you automatically acknowledge
VSDC Vegan Trekkers Liability Waiver: https://vsdc.org/www.meetup.com/vegan-28/ *
*Please also view the Rules listed at the end of this description*
*Please read The 10 Essentials of Hiking: https://americanhiking.org/resources/10essentials/ *
Pets: When hikes are organized in dog-friendly areas, hikers are invited to bring their pet(s). However, dogs are the sole responsibility of the owner(s) who brought them; should be up-to-date on their vaccinations & in possession of the relevant tags; and should be under the control of their owner(s) at all times. Dogs that demonstrate consistently aggressive or otherwise out-of-control behavior will be banned from future hikes. Owners should come prepared to dispose of their dogs’ waste in appropriate receptacles.
Alcohol/Smoking/Intoxicants: Use of intoxicants such as alcohol, cigarettes and/or illegal substances is banned during the hikes.
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