160th walk in the Wild Washington series
Sunday, November 4, 2018 10 AM-1 PM
We will visit another upland terrace-gravel forest. This is a Fort where the earthen fortifications can be seen and experienced as an historic example of a regenerated forest. We will explore the geology and the extensive blueberry/huckleberry/azalea patches in this dry, upland Chestnut Oak forest.
We want to dedicate this walk to Philip Blair who left us earlier this year. Philip, Mary Pat Rowan’s husband, would on occasion accompany us on our Fort walks and in his signature humorous way would throw a few jokes here and there while reminding us of the main geological events that shaped the region. We will miss him.
Leaders: Allen Browne and Claudine Lebeau
REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
Notes: Easy to moderate walk.
Bring: Water and lunch. Wear sturdy closed toe shoes and long pants because of poison ivy and greenbriar.
Cancellation Policy: Trip will be cancelled if it is raining. Call Claudine before 9 am on Sunday if you have concerns about whether the trip is cancelled due to weather.
Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Claudine Lebeau, Claudine_l_lebeau@yahoo.com or 240-472-2803
Directions: Fort Totten is located on Fort Totten Drive just one block east of North Capital Street, south of where Missouri Avenue meets Riggs Road. We will meet at the corner of Allison St NE and Fort Totten Drive near the picnic tables.
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