Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Walk in the Woods

This afternoon Georgia, Skye and I visited the American Chestnut Land Trust  Family Day at their headquarters on Parkers Creek. After a short mingling in the crowds, meeting some friends, we set off down the Parker's Creek Loop trail.
The trail is well marked, and maintained, although it was somewhat muddy in spots, due to the 2 inches of rain we have had in the last two day. The trail is almost entirely under the canopy of the forest, which helps keep it cool
It starts at an elevation of about 350 ft (high for Calvert County) and winds down gullies to sea level, where Parkers Creek winds in from the western shore as a tidal creek.
Once you get to the bottom, there is a good view of the creek, looking toward the Bay.  There is also a somewhat of a shortcut back up to the top. The full loop is approximately 3.5 miles, but somewhat less using the Doubleoak Road trail, only about 3 miles. It took about an hour to complete.

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