Co-sponsoring Organizations: Maryland Federation of the Blind
General Description: This is a 3.8 mile hike organized by the Maryland Federation of the Blind. Hikers will act as escorts for the blind hikers, and will do nature interpretation along the way. The hike will begin at the Potomac River. There will be take-out points after 1 mile and after 2.3 miles for those blind hikers who feel they cannot continue. Some blind hikers will have no experience with hiking, while others will have had considerable experience. (One member of the group has been to Everest base camp--18,000'). It has been recommended that there be at least one sighted hiker for every 3 blind hikers, but this ratio can be increased if we have enough people.
Directions: From I-270: coming from the north, take exit 11, MD 124 (Quince Orchard Rd.) southwest toward Gaithersburg. Take a right at the intersection of 124 and 28 (Darnestown Rd.) In Darnestown, take a left onto 112 (Seneca Rd.) Just before crossing Seneca Creek, take a left onto Riley Lock Rd. Park at the end of the road at the Potomac River.
Contact: Tom Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Leaders: Let Tom know if you want to help lead!
Rain date: May 12. Contact Tom if you have questions about the rain date