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Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

Plan your group hikes/get-togethers, discuss caches in need of TLC/adoption plus new & favorite caches, as well as park/geocacher relations.
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emilyjen
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Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

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We have 3 trips going to Hart-Miller Island coming up. The dates are Friday April 26, Tuesday April 30, and Friday May 3. You MUST be on the list to attend. There is a strict limit of 20 people for each trip. There are still a few spaces available. As of now, there are 3, 4, and 6 spaces respectively. Please contact me (emilyjen) if you wish to be added.

For those who are signed up and going, here is some info:

Departure point: 2024 Riverview Road, Essex, MD. Drive through the open metal gate and park in the area near the dock. There is plenty of parking. Arrive by 9:30 sharp. Don't let stopping for caches on the way in make you late! LOL

There is a port-a-potty at the parking area. You will get (and wear) life vests here. The boat ride takes about 15 minutes.

Here are a few things to remember:
• Your group will depart the MES Land Base promptly at the designated time. Plan to arrive 15 mins before the boat is scheduled to leave. See the attached directions and plan accordingly for construction zones.
• All posted signs and verbal notices must be obeyed.
• Alcohol and pets are prohibited.
• The group must stay together at all times.
• Participants will be required to board a boat and/or climb steps.
• Closed-toed shoes with appropriate soles such as sneakers or hiking shoes/boots are required.
• High visibility vests (provided) must be worn at all times while onsite and outside of the vehicle.
• All participants are required to wear a life jacket while on the boat (provided).
• Most groups should prepare for at least ½ mile hike on a gravel road. Please dress for the weather. It is significantly cooler on the water than inland.
• We run rain-or-shine! However, in the event of severe weather we may need to cancel the tour, in which case we will contact you as soon as a decision has been made.
• Bring a water bottle. We have a water cooler on-site for refills.
• If your group is having lunch on the island, have them pack a bagged lunch. Refrigeration is not provided, but you are welcome to bring coolers.
• Do NOT bring more than 20 participants total! This includes chaperones for student trips. The boat is held to a 20-passenger limit per safety regulations.
• Suggested items: bug spray, sun block, rain gear, and camera.
If you have any questions or concerns before your trip please contact us. If you have any issues on the day of your trip please call Hart-Miller Island at 410-370-5526. We look forward to spending a fun and exciting day with you and your group at Hart-Miller Island!

The island has two Earthcaches as well as two traditional caches. The tour is excellent. If you are a bird-watcher, you will love this.

An event on the island has been scheduled for each trip. PLEASE post a "will attend" so we can more easily communication about any last minute changes.

Here are the current lists. They will be updated more quickly on Facebook. I'll do my best to make the updates on here as well.

Friday April 26
codyhollowfarms
schawndt
Blurryfac3
QUE3NBE3
Phos4s
mdsearcher x2
Lostsole68
DadTwins
CBSN
JoeJackson
JPatton
Evanspack
Brannonbraves
Green Frogger
CleverClover317
Flamingo_girl
(3 more spaces)

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Tuesday April 30
BassSax x2
hunterKat
ThunderbirdMM x2
Gene_Hunter
Chuck
Trevelyan x2
b_w
DSquaredD2, Connie
Team Nuvi
Radka P - Wandress
Matt Aument - zumbido
KrazyKid622
(4 more spaces)

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Friday May 3
Diamondback7
DudleyGrunt
ksullivan
Butterfliers x2
PegasusMoon
WJ Family Joey
BJ&Snurt101 (2) and Grandson Journey (1)
Pyro1970
Up&Down (Allan and Carolyn)
J.J.Pew x2
math&span x2
ragtop86
Monacans x2
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Re: Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

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Thanks for the info Emily. Looking forward to the trip!
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Re: Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

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Please add J.J.PEW (2) and math&span (2) to the trip on Friday, May 3. Total of 4.
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emilyjen
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Re: Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

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emilyjen wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 9:18 am We have 3 trips going to Hart-Miller Island coming up. The dates are Friday April 26, Tuesday April 30, and Friday May 3. You MUST be on the list to attend. There is a strict limit of 20 people for each trip. There are still a few spaces available. As of now, there are 3, 3, and 2 spaces respectively. Please contact me (emilyjen) if you wish to be added.

For those who are signed up and going, here is some info:

Departure point: 2024 Riverview Road, Essex, MD. Drive through the open metal gate and park in the area near the dock. There is plenty of parking. Arrive by 9:30 sharp. Don't let stopping for caches on the way in make you late! LOL

There is a port-a-potty at the parking area. You will get (and wear) life vests here. The boat ride takes about 15 minutes.

Here are a few things to remember:
• Your group will depart the MES Land Base promptly at the designated time. Plan to arrive 15 mins before the boat is scheduled to leave. See the attached directions and plan accordingly for construction zones.
• All posted signs and verbal notices must be obeyed.
• Alcohol and pets are prohibited.
• The group must stay together at all times.
• Participants will be required to board a boat and/or climb steps.
• Closed-toed shoes with appropriate soles such as sneakers or hiking shoes/boots are required.
• High visibility vests (provided) must be worn at all times while onsite and outside of the vehicle.
• All participants are required to wear a life jacket while on the boat (provided).
• Most groups should prepare for at least ½ mile hike on a gravel road. Please dress for the weather. It is significantly cooler on the water than inland.
• We run rain-or-shine! However, in the event of severe weather we may need to cancel the tour, in which case we will contact you as soon as a decision has been made.
• Bring a water bottle. We have a water cooler on-site for refills.
• If your group is having lunch on the island, have them pack a bagged lunch. Refrigeration is not provided, but you are welcome to bring coolers.
• Do NOT bring more than 20 participants total! This includes chaperones for student trips. The boat is held to a 20-passenger limit per safety regulations.
• Suggested items: bug spray, sun block, rain gear, and camera.
If you have any questions or concerns before your trip please contact us. If you have any issues on the day of your trip please call Hart-Miller Island at 410-370-5526. We look forward to spending a fun and exciting day with you and your group at Hart-Miller Island!

The island has two Earthcaches as well as two traditional caches. The tour is excellent. If you are a bird-watcher, you will love this.

An event on the island has been scheduled for each trip. PLEASE post a "will attend" so we can more easily communication about any last minute changes.

Here are the current lists. They will be updated more quickly on Facebook. I'll do my best to make the updates on here as well.

Friday April 26
codyhollowfarms
schawndt
Blurryfac3
QUE3NBE3
Phos4s
mdsearcher x2
Lostsole68
DadTwins
CBSN
JoeJackson
JPatton
Brannonbraves
Green Frogger
CleverClover317
Flamingo_girl
Sjmack56 - SJMcMahon
(3 more spaces)

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Tuesday April 30
BassSax x2
hunterKat
ThunderbirdMM x2
Gene_Hunter
Chuck
Dancing Gophers (Joseph)
Trevelyan x2
b_w
DSquaredD2, Connie
Team Nuvi
Radka P - Wandress
Matt Aument - zumbido
Evanspack

(3 more spaces)

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Friday May 3
Diamondback7
DudleyGrunt
ksullivan
Butterfliers x2
effstop
PegasusMoon
WJ Family Joey
BJ&Snurt101 (2) and Grandson Journey (1)
Pyro1970
Up&Down (Allan and Carolyn)
J.J.Pew x2
math&span x2
(2 more spaces)
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Re: Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

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I would like to see if I could be added to the Tuesday April 30th group. New to this site and page...so the event and trying to get on to join. Thanks
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Re: Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

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You've got it. Just one person?
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Just getting back from vacation and caught these. I am presuming the Friday trip is filled?
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Re: Hart-Miller Island trips - April and May

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It seems we have two open slots for Friday. Do you want them?
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