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Difference Maker's Church Park in the large lot. We meet in the covered picnic area. GPS Coordinates: 39.300111, -77.232750 Physical Address: 11210 Bethesda Church Road, Damascus, MD 20872 Driving Directions: From Baltimore: Take I-70W to Exit 68 (23 miles). Take exit 68 for MD-27 (0.2 miles). Turn left onto MD-27 S/Ridge Rd (signs for Damascus/Mt.Airy) (0.8 miles). Turn right onto Penn Shop Rd (3.1 miles). Turn right onto Fingerboard Rd (0.1 miles). Turn left onto Clarksburg Rd (2.1 miles). Turn left onto Bethesda Church Rd (0.8 miles). Destination is on the left. From Washington DC: Take I-270 N (12.6 miles). Take exit 16 toward MD-27 E/Damascus (0.5 miles). Merge onto Ridge Rd (6.9 miles). Turn left onto Bethesda Church Rd (1.8 miles). Destination is on the right. Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to this area. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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