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Hike Leader Training - Patuxent Research Refuge South Visitor's Center Please walk into the Visitor's Center and ask receptionist where the to find the auditorium. GPS Coordinates: 39.027181, -76.799275 Physical Address: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop Laurel, MD 20708-4027 Driving Directions: From Baltimore Area (I-695 & I-95): Head southwest on I-95 S (1.6 miles). Take exit 47A-B for Interstate 195 E toward BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (0.6 miles). Merge onto I-195 E (2.3 miles). Take exit 2B for MD-295 S/Balt/Wash Pkwy toward Washington (0.5 miles). Merge onto MD-295 S (5.1 miles). Continue onto Baltimore-Washington Pkwy (8.9 miles). Take the Powder Mill Rd exit toward Beltsville (0.3 miles). Turn left onto Powder Mill Rd (1.9 miles). Turn right onto Scarlet Tanager Loop (1.4 miles). From DC Area (I-495 & I-95): Head east on I-495 E (5.0 miles). Take exit 22A for Balt/Wash Pkwy toward Baltimore (0.3 miles). Merge onto Baltimore-Washington Pkwy (3.5 miles). Take the Powder Mill Rd exit toward Beltsville (0.3 miles). Turn right onto Powder Mill Rd (1.8 miles). Turn right onto Scarlet Tanager Loop (1.4 miles). Public Transportation: Unknown - If you know, please send us the information. Thanks 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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