Tuesday Trails @ Lake Needwood with Muddy Shoes!

 Hey Trailies,

Ya know, I think the only thing that gets me through Monday is thinking ahead to TRAIL TUESDAY! What a great way to (almost) start the week. And then there is always Trail Thursday @ Cabin John and Trail Saturday all over the county! That a lot of single track to cover. But ya know what I always say…”These Trails ain’t gonna run themselves”. Guess WE better do it then!

Here’s the details:

Where: Lake Needwood Hiker biker trail parking lot

Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945

When: 6:30 p.m. (warm up 6:15)

Which Way: Counter-Clockwise with Blue Jay Loop and Troll Trail Trail: Repeats on Adie’s Hill

***BTW, start thinking about joining Muddy Shoes for their Summer 25k Training Program coming your way in May. We’ll get you good and ready for the MD HEAT Race in August. Its cheap too – just $10 bucks! Watch for announcements

***Just got a new batch of Muddy Shoes Running Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets / stickers ($1 each). Nice swag! U.S. currency only, no Monopoly money!

***Farm Park Challenge is coming THIS WEEKEND. Awesome trail event run (no pun intended) by the Grand Poo-Bah of Moco trail running, Daryl Hultquist! Register Now! Here is the link: http://farmparkchallenge.com/ OK, C U Tuesday!

Hey Gang,

We are doing a tag up trail run on Saturday with Coach Mary and the Spring Intro to Trails TMFs. We figured now that these folks aren’t trail newbies any more we should hook up so they can mingle with some more experienced runners so they can continue to slap their feet on some single track throughout the Summer. That way they can watch how we fall on the trails too! HA! Should be a good crowd. We’ll try and have some water out on the trail but weather should be good.

Details, details:

Location: Seneca Ridge Trail @ Riffle Ford Road

Coords: 39.133001, -77.268304

Time: 0730

Course: Seneca Ridge to Black Rock Mill then back up other side on Greenway Cost: Free! ….donations accepted!

***BTW, start thinking about joining Muddy Shoes for their Summer 25k Training Program coming your way in May. Its cheap too – just $10 bucks! Watch for announcements We’ll get you good and ready for the MD HEAT Race in August

***Just got a new batch of Muddy Shoes Running Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets / stickers ($1 each). Nice swag! U.S. currency only, no Monopoly money!

***Farm Park Challenge is coming in May. Awesome trail event! Register Now! Here is the link: http://farmparkchallenge.com/

OK, C U Saturday!

Outta the Way Tuesday Trails @ Needwood

Yo Mud Shuckers,

Well, just like clockwork, here comes Tuesday…again! And that means we are hitting the trails of Lake Needwood. Just like we always do. Weather will be good. No reason not to show up and slap your feet on some sweet single-track. Since we’ll be working up an appetite, we’ll head on over to the Outta The Way Café afterwards for Beer, Burgers (or veggie option!) and a whole lotta chit-chat. It’s why we run! Right?

OK, for Tuesday here are the details:

Location: Lake Needwood Hiker biker trail parking lot

Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945

Time: 6:30 (6:15 warm up)

Course: Counter-Clockwise; Blue Jay Loop and Troll Trail; hill repeats on Adie’s Hill. Cost: Free! Donations accepted…

***Just got a new batch of Muddy Shoes Running Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets / stickers ($1 each). Nice swag! U.S. currency only, no Monopoly money!

***BTW, start thinking about joining Muddy Shoes for their Summer 25k Training Program coming your way in May. We’ll get you good and ready for the MD HEAT Race in August. Its cheap too – just $10 bucks! Watch for announcements

***Farm Park Challenge is coming in May. Awesome trail event! Register Now! Here is the link: http://farmparkchallenge.com/ OK, C U Tuesday!

Muddy Sasquatch Run on Saturday A.M.

Muddy Sasquatch Run on Saturday A.M.

Yo Trail Dogs!

Time for a trip to find Sasquatch! Bunch of you remember this run. We’ll be hitting the awesome trails of the Rachel Carson Conservation Park including a quick visit and group photo op at Sasquatch Cave. Yes, you read this right…the one and only Sasquatch. Little known fact that he lives here in MoCo in a cave…or at least he rents out a cave some parts of the year (Cave B&B?). We always start out this run by scooting over to this secret (shh) location to see if he is there and take a group snapshot to prove we were there. We do this run every year and he hasn’t eaten anyone yet. Even Sasquatch thinks trailies smell a little off, I guess! After the pic we cruise around on the various loops at this GREAT trail venue until we get our miles in. Easy-peazy!

So , the details:

Location: Rachel Carson Conservation Park

Address: 22201 Zion Road Olney, MD 20833 Coords: 39.220138, -77.085704 Time: 0730 …as always

Course: Lots of intersecting loops…you pick! Distance: As little or as much as you like. All paces welcome!

Other Stuff:

*** We, Muddy Shoes, are staffing and aid station for the C&O 100 Miler this year! Our leader for this event is our own Bad-Ass Mike Edwards! Here is the info: Date: 27-28 April Time: 5 p.m. until 3:45 a.m. (overnight) Location: Camp Manidokan, Knoxville, MD Come out on behalf of Muddy Shoes and volunteer. If interested please email Mike (k_mikeedwards@hotmail.com) or Myself (pepstein1@verizon.net)

*** Look for info on the Muddy Shoes Summer Trail Program. Starts in May sometime after the Farm Park Challenge. Goal race is the MD HEAT 25/50K in August.

*** Speaking of the Farm Park Challenge, this is a ‘not to miss’ MoCo trail running event created and hosted by Coach Daryl. Check out the link to register. http://farmparkchallenge.com/

*** Last thing – Make sure you stay fashionable on the trails. I got Muddy Shoes hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets and stickers ($1 each) for sale.

OK, C U Bigfoot Paparazzi there!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Needwood

Tuesday Evening Trail Run @ Needwood

Whoa, Its Tuesday all over again! Time to hit the trusted trails of Needwood and roll up some single-track with your Muddy Shoes trail buds. Hopefully no bears doing their business in the woods! I think we can finally put the gloves and long-sleeves away cuz the weather is warming up. So, get your bad self out there and enjoy!

BTW, start thinking about joining Muddy Shoes for their Summer 25k Training Program coming your way in May. We’ll get you good and ready for the MD HEAT Race in August. Its cheap too – just $10 bucks! Watch for announcements.

Just got a new batch of Muddy Shoes Running Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets / stickers ($1 each). Nice swag!

OK, for Tuesday here are the details:

Location: Lake Needwood Hiker biker trail parking lot

Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945

Time: 6:30 (6:15 warm up)

Course: Clockwise; Parilla Path and Beaver Tale Trail; hill repeats on Potty Hill.

Cost: Free! Donations accepted…no bitcoins!

So, C U there,

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

Saturday Eagle Spotting Long Run @ Meadowside Nature Center

   Attention! Attention! The Eagle has landed! Seriously…it has! Or…they have! In the last week alone I have spotted four Bald Eagles. Three of them right here in Derwood. Two of them just today! So, I decided this Saturday we should do an Eagle Spotting trail run. Its kind of an annual thing. The nest (called an eyrie) that I have been watching the last four years is active again. You can see Momma bird sitting on the eggs…maybe its Daddy bird…who knows, but it is well worth checking out along with the other natural and historic points of interest along the trails of Meadowside Nature Center and beyond!

Besides the eagle nest, there is the hidden, lost scary place (cemetery in the woods), the covered bridge, Pioneer Village, the ruins of Muncaster Mill and the Miller Lite Race Car in the middle of no where! You gotta see this stuff!!! Plus we’ll head out on the new trail to see how far they have taken it.

Here are the details:

Location: Meadowside Nature Center

Address: 5100 Meadowside Lane Rockville, Maryland 20855

Time: 0730

Course: One mile warm up to see the sites then head on out and under Muncaster Mill Road all the way out on the new trail beyond the ICC.

Creek Xing: Yes, stepping stones might be available but plan on wet feet.

This run is a blast!

Announcements:

-Muddy Shoes Summer Trail Program is coming your way in May. We’ll be targeting The MD HEAT Race. Our own Nick Yeates is the Race Director Extroadinaire for this gem in August. Awesome after party, grub and give-aways…oh…and beer!

-Don’t forget the Farm Park Challenge is coming up on Staurday May 5th! An awesome trail running event that’s the brain-child of Daryl Hultquist, one of the Godfathers of MoCo trail running. Here is the link http://farmparkchallenge.com/ that explains the different events going on and how to register. This event has beer too! …and pizza! Check it out!

-Muddy Shoes swag for sale. Don’t be the only one not running in our swag. I got baseball hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets and stickers ($1 each). That’s it for now! C U Saturday, Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Trails at Needwood

So, Its Tuesday Again! Tuesdays rock! Its our chance as grown ups to go run around the woods and let loose. Maybe we’ll get muddy. Maybe we’ll get sweaty. Might even draw a spot of blood if we’re not careful (Badge of Honor). But for certain we’ll have a phantastic time. Don’t miss it! Details: Location: Lake Needwood Hiker biker trail parking lot Coords: 39.114922, -77.127945 Time: 6:30 (6:15 warm up) Course: Counter-Clockwise; Beaver Tale and Troll Trail; hill repeats on Adie’s Hill. Cost: Free! Donations accepted…no bitcoins! So, C U there, Cheers, Muddy Shoes