Muddy Shoes Bald Eagle Spotting Trail Run @ Meadowside Saturday A.M.

Muddy Shoes Bald Eagle Trail Run @ Meadowside Saturday A.M.

Hey Trailies, These are very odd times. So, I had to think long and hard about whether to go forward with Saturday’s trail run given what is going on in the world right now. I decided that we WILL run. I do reserve the right to cancel should the situation dictate but for now…we hit the single-track. I am doing this for one reason – running relieves stress…massively! And for many of us it can be spiritual as well. This seems like a time when we all could use a little stress relief and some spiritual connection. I guess that was two reasons. And I’m sure I could come up with several more but the first two are enough.

There is also the fact that trail running is inherently safe when it comes to not spreading anything communicable. For instance we do this outside in an open area, we are always running about 6 feet apart, we don’t wipe our noses with are hands (snot rockets !), etc. Although we have to do a better job at the post-run snack table. :/ To that effect, I bought snacks that come individually wrapped.

OK, about the first Saturday Muddy Shoes run of 2020! This is one of my favorites. There is a bit of sight-seeing at the beginning so we will stay together as a group and I will take you to see a Pioneer Village, a Fire Tower, A Covered Bridge, a hidden abandoned cemetery and best of all, an active Bald Eagle nest (yes, they have reportedly laid eggs). They put on quite a show for us last year. From there people can separate naturally by pace and we will head out past the ruins of THE Muncaster Mill, under the road and out to or past the famous race car in the woods. If you go past the race car you can follow the new North Branch trail out to Bowie Mill Road. Yeah, it’s a very cool run.

Here are the details:
Location Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855
Coords: 39.113694, -77.106480
Time: 0730
Course: I’ll give instructions that morning
Pace: All!

Don’t forget we have some trail workdays coming up. Read about them at

Come join us! These trails aren’t gonna run themselves!
Muddy Shoes

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