THE MARYLAND GEOCACHING SOCIETY
cordially invites you to attend our twelfth annual
Patapsco Valley State Park
Saturday, September 23rd
10am to 1pm
Come join the Maryland Geocaching Society at the McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park for a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) and Picnic Event on Saturday, September 23rd at 10am. The listed coordinates will lead you to the pavilion (Shelter 576) where we will meet for our potluck picnic after the clean-up. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to Mother Earth by picking up trash and helping with trail maintenance at this great Maryland park. And since this is the first day of 2017's second CITO Week…
you will earn a souvenir by attending this CITO event!
The McKeldin area is in the northernmost part of Patapsco, along Marriottsville Road in Carroll County. This area boasts miles of multi-use trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, and many large and small picnic shelters. (See if you can find the shelter that has stunning views of the Liberty Reservoir Dam.) The Main Branch and the South Branch of the Patapsco River join in the McKeldin area. Rapids along the South Branch are a beautiful but dangerous feature of this section of the park (closed for swimming due to dangerous currents). Mountain bikers will find this section of Patapsco to be challenging and unique with trails that climb in and out of the river valley. Compared to other areas of Patapsco, McKeldin feels more wide open with a slower pace than the rest of the park. Take a walk on the Medicine Tree Trail using our self-guided nature walk guide or just meander along the Rapids Trail as it follows river side on the South Branch. (PVSP Trail Map)
10am–Noon: CITO and trail maintenance
Noon–1pm: Potluck picnic
Plenty of parking is available right next to the pavilion. Parking fees are $2 per Maryland vehicle, $4 per out-of-state vehicle. Golden Age and Universal Disability pass holders and MD National Guard and all active duty military ID cardholders are admitted for free. Please visit the PVSP/McKeldin website for more information.
What to bring
Trash bags will be provided by the park. You may wish to consider bringing handy items such as gardening gloves, old sturdy sneakers or knee boots, and handi-grabbers.
After the work is done, we will gather at the pavilion for a potluck picnic and scintillating conversation. Please post your picnic items to the CITO Food List thread in the MGS forums. While the trails are not wheelchair-accessible, the pavilion is, so even if you are unable to access the trails, please feel free to join us for the picnic!