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Welcome to the Green Mountain People Website! The Green Mountain People (GMP) is the Census Bureau's Outdoor Club, founded in 1989 by Dave Kashihara and Terry Pennington, hosts a wide variety of fun and interesting year-round outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, tubing, rafting, kayaking, backpacking, and canoeing. Census Bureau employees, contractors, family, and friends are invited to participate. Do you appreciate the outdoors? Do you enjoy meeting new people? If so, consider joining us on on our adventures!!!

Current GMP leaders are Richard Lee and Kristen Michaud Gonzalez.

GMP::Backpacking Annapolis Rock/Black rock on Sat, Oct 5th

10/05/2019 14:30

1-night backpacking trip to the Annapolis Rock/Black Rock.
If you don't want to backpack for one-night, you could join us for a sunset and
you would hike back to your car in the dark.

Date: Saturday, Oct 5th to Sunday, Oct 6th
Location: trailhead @ 39.53555, -77.60408
Parking: Free
Meeting time: 2:30pm @ the trailhead
Drive: 90 mins from DC

Campsite: 4 miles from the trailhead
Trail info:
Max people: 12

Minimum requirements

GMP::Kayaking at George Town on Saturday, Sep 21st @ 10am

09/21/2019 10:00

Rowing the Potomac River Washington, DC
Saturday, September 21st @ 10 a.m.

Thompson Boat Center
2900 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 333-9543

Join the GMP for a kayaking the Potomac river. We will circle
Theodore Roosevelt Island on our kayak. We will kayak for 2 hours.

We will rent our kayaks at:

Cost: Single Kayak = $16/hr
Doubles Kayak = $22/hr

When: Saturday, Sep 21st @ 10am

Where: Meet 10 am at Thompson Boat Center. It is accessible via the

Suitland Bog Tour Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 12 to 1 pm

06/18/2019 12:00
06/28/2019 13:00

Celebrate Nature at the Suitland Bog with a Naturalist's Guided Tour (Tuesday, June 18)

Enjoy a lunchtime interpretive tour of the Suitland Bog with a Naturalist. The Suitland Bog is a wetland site known for its rare plant life. A variety of carnivorous plants, as well as rare and threatened plants, thrive at Suitland Bog.

Info about the Suitland Bog:

When: Tuesday June 18

Time: 12:00 – 1 (The tour begins PROMPTLY at 12 noon. Leave SFC by 11:45 to be there on time).

GMP Annual Harpers Ferry Hike December 7, 2019 at 10 am

12/07/2019 10:00
12/07/2019 14:00

Harpers Ferry Train Station Harpers Ferry, WV
See map: Google Maps

Join the GMP for our festive annual Harpers Ferry holiday hike. Expect a short, scenic, 2-3 hour hike of moderate difficulty. Most of the afternoon will be available for exploring the town, shopping, and taking in history. A possible optional post-hike Holiday snack and drink location will be determined. Harpers Ferry celebrates Christmas 1860's style

DATE: Saturday, December 7, 2019

GMP::Assateague Island (beach camping) on Saturday, July 27 to July 28th

07/27/2019 10:00
07/28/2019 12:00

Backpacking @ Assateague Island
Assateague Island National Seashore, MD

Little Levels @ Assateague Island National Seashore

This is a four mile hike there and a four mile hike back. This should take about 2 hours each way.

Please RSVP

Three hour drive from D.C. Expect Chesapeake Bay Bridge delays


GMP: Sky Meadows Hike, Saturday April 13, 10am


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GMP: Sky Meadows State Park

Join us in a scenic seven mile hike at Sky Meadows State Park, about 1 hour 15 minutes west of DC. This approximately four hour hike is strenuous in parts, with a total elevation gain of about 1,400. After climbing to the ridge we will make a long loop with the current and old Appalachian trails.

Date: Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 am

GMP::Camping SNP @ Matthews Arm 05/31 to 06/02


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Camping @ Matthews Arm
Shenandoah National Park, VA

Matthews Arm @ Shenandoah National Park

Checkin: Friday, May 31st @ 12pm
Checkout: Sunday, June 2nd @ 12pm

All 10 spots have been taken but I could add you to my waiting list.

National Park Entrance ($30 per car)
$5 Camping per night


GMP: Old Rag, Saturday, April 20 @8am


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Old Rag
Shenandoah National Park, VA

Old Rag, a rocky mountain in the middle of Shenandoah National Park, has the 360-degree panoramas near the summit.

*** This hike is STRENUOUS. The first 2-miles are steady uphill hiking. The next mile or so requires scrambling over boulders and is exposed. The net gain from the parking lot is approximately 2,500 feet. The entire loop is 9 miles and takes about 7 to 8 hours.


Freeze-Out Camping Trip Friday, Jan 18, 2019 - Monday, Jan 21, 2019


WINTER IS COMING! It is time for FREEZEOUT 2019!

Reserve your spot today!

Date: Friday, Jan 18, 2019 - Monday, Jan 21, 2019

Location: Deep Creek Lake, MD

Price: Between $150 to $200 for the whole weekend (Dependent on number of people who sign up.)

What is a FREEZEOUT you ask?

Freezeout is...

Record setting levels of fun
Endless supply of good times
Everyone's dream weekend away
Zillions of memories to be made
Evenings filled with games, hanging out, and yep you guessed it - more good times

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