Maryland Park Quest becomes an outdoors marathon – Balt. Sun Blog

Be on the look out for Candus Thomson, the popular ‘outdoors girl’ blogger from the Baltimore Sun. She is embarking on Maryland Park Service’s Park Quest, starting Wednesday at Swalllow Falls. (from the blog):

The premise, as sketched on a grease-infused paper plate, is fairly simple. Complete the Maryland Park Service’s Park Quest—a free popular summer-long activity that has attracted 750 families this year—in one week. That’s 24 parks, stretching from Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland to Assateague Island on the Atlantic Coast, in seven days.

I’ll blog about it at the end of each day.

Park Quest is part-hike, part-scavenger hunt, part-geocache, with a little history and geography lesson sprinkled on top for good measure.

The theme for this year’s event is, Where a Family Becomes a Team. Teams must include at least one adult and one child 16 years of age or younger, but can be as large as 10 people to include extended family. Teams must complete at least 10 Quests by Sept. 6 to be eligible for the Park Quest Finale on Sept. 11 at the Hammerman Area of Gunpowder Falls State Park, where they could win camping gear, kayaks and vacation packages.

Read the rest here.

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