Hike Report: Wed. March 23 – Patuxent Research Refuge – North Tract (6E)

By Marilyn Gower

March 23 was a beautiful day for a hike with twenty-seven members at the North Tract section of Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. We covered the forest trail, whipper-will and turkey way trails. It turned out to be a 5.9 mile hike with one wrong turn but luckily it brought us out right where we wanted to be and we had lunch on some logs surrounded by the firsts blooming Spring Beauty wildflowers

On the hike, we passed the Biggs-Waters cemetery (dating back to 1700s) and a memorial marker for Dean K Phillips, an activist for veteran’s benefits and who was significant in getting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.