Trailhead 1-9: audio tour & playlist:
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More information about the Gwynns Falls Trail book by Ed Orser
Short article from UMBC's Sustainability web site.
 
Listen to the story, "Hearing the Gwynns Falls," from WYPR's Maryland Morning hosted by Shelliah Kast  








Take an audio tour on the Gwynns Falls with trail historian Ed Orser and audio artist Steve Bradley

Along the way, listen to comments by trail users or interviews that record the many special ways people are engaged with the trail and the neighborhoods through which it passes. Besides the human voices along the trail, listen to the water rushing over rocks down the Falls.  Listen to a pileated woodpecker calling out, or a nearby cricket chorus singing beneath the whoosh of traffic and wind through the trees.  Tune your restless ear and listen deeply to the world of the Gwynns Falls Trail.

The podcast selections are keyed to the nine trailhead numbers and range from 20 to 25 minutes in length. The index identifies voice and sound sequences (with time marks indicated) and provides links to related web sites. Each trailhead podcast begins with directions and a general introduction to that section of the trail. To download the sounds click here, or join iTUNES to automatically add the podcast to your preferred mp3 device >> SUBSCRIBE.

























 



 


TH 1













00:30           Trailhead 1 Directions
01:50            Trailhead 1 Introduction
04:05            Ed Orser (on Leakin Park)
05:15            Rick Smith, Friends of Orianda House (former Thomas Winans Crimea Estate)
07:15            Ed Orser (the Leakin name for the park)
08:10            Trail conversations: a photographer in Winans Meadow
11:05            Ed Orser (flooding in the Gwynns Falls watershed)
11:45            Outdoor education along the Dead Run, Winans Meadow
13:00            Mary Hardcastle, Parks & People Foundation
13:55            Trail conversations: the Baltimore watersheds
14:45            Outdoor education along the Dead Run, Winans Meadow
15:00            Chesapeake and Allegheny Steam Preservation Society, Leakin Park
16:50            Trail conversations: wildlife observations
18:26            Trail conversations: birding
19:30            Ryan Patterson, Parks & People Foundation (Art on the Trail)
20:55            Doug Retzler, artist, Art on the Trail
22:30            Sounds from the Baltimore Herb Festival, Leakin Park




TH 2

00:20           Trailhead 2 Directions

01:30            Trailhead 2 Introduction
03:20            Heide Grundmann, Friends of Gwynns Falls, Leakin Park and Gwynns Falls Trail Council
05:05            Barbara Phillips and Lois Moore, tennis group at the Leakin Park tennis courts
07:50            From the 1939 recommendation by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., on the selection of Leakin Park
09:10            Sounds: Drumming, Second Sundays in the Park, Gwynns/Falls Leakin Park
10:10            Rick Smith, Friends of Orianda House (former Crimea Estate of Thomas Winans)
12:20            From the 1926 report by the Olmsted Brothers on Baltimore Parks
13:20            Scott Pelton, Gwynns Falls Watershed Association (Baltimore Watershed Alliance)
15:00            Antonio Carpenter, Native American Labyrinth in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
16:50            Sounds: annual Baltimore Herb Festival
17:35            Bryan MacKay, Biological Sciences UMBC (author of books on area hiking trails)
19:40            Ryan Patterson, Parks & People Foundation
21:15            Bryan MacKay (hiking trails in Leakin Park)
24:05            Ryan Patterson (Art on the Trail)
25:15            Trail conversations: Gwynns Falls Trail users



TH 3

00:15           Trailhead 3 Directions

01:42            Trailhead 2 Introduction
04:10            Trail conversation: bikers on the mill race section of the Gwynns Falls Trail
04:55            Michael Lane, Park Ranger, Department of Recreation and Parks
05:40            Elaine Yamada, Windsor Hills Conservation Trail
07:22            Trail conversation: “a good stone-throwing spot” along the stream
07:55            Mary Washington, Parks & People Foundation
10:05            Trail conversation: bikers from Federal Hill/Otterbein
11:30            Bryan MacKay, Biological Sciences, UMBC (author of books on area trails)
12:30            Rutherford Platt, Geography, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (author, The Humane Metropolis)
14:50            Tanvi Ghadia, Students for Environmental Awareness, UMBC
17:32            Rutherford Platt (metropolitan area watersheds)
18:52            Elaine Yamada, Windsor Hills Conservation Trail (“...a delightful spot.” )







TH 4


00:20           Trailhead 4 Directions

01:45            Trailhead 4 Introduction
04:20            Trail conversation: basketball player at Leon Day Park
05:20            Trail conversation: former Mt. Winans residents on Leon Day
06:05            Trail conversation: trail users from Rochester, N.Y.
07:15            Trail conversation: outdoor education in Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
08:45            Scott Pelton, Gwynns Falls Watershed Association (Baltimore Watershed Alliance)
09:45            Bryan MacKay, Biological Sciences, UMBC (author of books on area trails)
11:00            Dan Dillon, Baltimore Ecosystem Study
12:30            Bryan MacKay (different parts of the Gwynns Falls Trail)
14:08            Ed Orser (the mill race section of the trail)
14:50            Bill Eberhart, Gwynns Falls Trail Council Board
16:20            Dan Dillon (Baltimore’s ecosystem)
19:30            Bill Eberhart (Gwynns Falls area streetcars)
21:10            Ed Orser (Baltimore’s early parks and the “trolley tax”)








TH 5


00:55           Trailhead 5 Directions

02:50            Trailhead 5 Introduction
05:10            Trail conversations: a biking family from Belgium
07:15            Courtney Wilson, Executive Director, B & O Railroad Museum
08:50            Courtney Wilson (the historic B & O roundhouse)
10:40            Courtney Wilson (Baltimore as the cradle of American railroading)
12:30            Jane Woltereck, Director, Mount Clare Museum House
14:00            Bryan MacKay, Biological Sciences, UMBC (author of books on area trails)
16:35            Ed Orser (the 1904 Olmsted recommendations for stream valley parks)
19:00            Mary Washington, Parks & People Foundation (Baltimore Ecosystem Study)
21:40            Bill Eberhart, Gwynns Falls Trail Council Board
23:15            Bill Eberhart (a trail partnership)
24:30            Bill Eberhart (a Baltimore trail network)







TH 6

00:23           Trailhead 6 Directions

02:30            Trailhead 6 Introduction
05:15            Jane Woltereck, Director, Mount Clare Museum House
09:48            William Chambers (“Mayor Bus”), Friend s of Carroll Park (caddying at Carroll Park Golf Course)
11:02            Ed Orser (the fight to desegregate golf courses)
14:35            William Chambers (sleeping in Carroll Park)
15:35            Arraber calls ( samples borrowed with permission, "We Are Arabbers.")
16:00            Daniel Van Allen, President, Arraber Preservation Society
19:10            Ed Orser (the B&O track system in Carroll-Camden)
20:35            Gloria Pestridge, President, Friends of Carroll Park
11:12            Marjorie Buchanan, School of Nursing, University of Maryland
24:25            Ed Orser (former streetcar barns, now MTA)
25:45            Ed Orser (historic gas industry in Carroll-Camden)
27:10            Ben Riddleberger, Housewerks (antiques and restoration)
29:45            Ed Orser (trail junction at Stockholm and Warner Streets)
31:50            Andy Evans, Second Chance (workforce development, recycling, and architectural salvage)
33:00            sounds of M&T Bank Stadium crowd scape.




TH 7

00:15           Trailhead 7 Directions

03:05            Trailhead 7 Introduction
04:14            Ed Orser (Inner Harbor trail connections)
05:12            Penny Troutner, Light Street Cycles and Gwynns Falls Trail Council Board
08:35            Eugenie Nable (historic Otterbein neighborhood, Google book reference)
09:40            Ed Orser (Otterbein's "dollar houses")
12:15            Eugenie Nable (historic Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood)
13:21            Michael Gambrill, reading the 1864 speech by Frederick Douglass
16:20            Musical performance at a program of the Sharp-Leadenhall Planning Committee
17:50            Lyn O'Berry, Pastor, Lee Street Memorial Baptist Church
19:30            Betty Bland Thomas, President, Sharp-Leadenhall Planning Committee
22:50            Eugenie Nable (historic Federal Hill neighborhood)
23:45            Ed Orser (historic rowhouse architecture)
24:37            Ryan Schwabenbauer, Sharp-Leadenhall resident and Gwynns Falls Trail Council Board
25:45            Eugenie Nable (junction of Warner and Stockholm Streets to Trailhead 8, Middle Branch)]
29:25            Trail conversations:  former residents of Mt. Winans
33:10            Trail conversations:  bicycle riders along the Middle Branch section of the trail






TH 8


00:50           Trailhead 8 Directions

02:10            Trailhead 8 Introduction
03:45            Trail conversations: two former Mt. Winans residents
06:50            Trail conversations: bicycle riders along the Middle Branch section of the trail
09:20            Participants in the Memorial Day ceremony at the Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial
12:55            Cindy Ching, Baltimore Rowing Club and Gwynns Falls Trail Council Board
15:00            Trail conversations: a Cherry Hill resident at a bench in Middle Branch Park
16:20            Ed Orser (the branches of the Patapsco River estuary)
17:08            Trail Conversations: rowers at the Baltimore Rowing Club
18:25            Alvin Lee, Friends of Middle Branch Park and Gwynns Falls Trail Council Board











TH 9


00:15           Trailhead 9 Introduction

01:50            Trail conversation: fishing on the Middle Branch
02/35            Ed Orser (the Cherry Hill neighborhood)
04:35            Ed Orser (crabbing)
05:05            Alvin Lee, Friends of Middle Branch Park and Gwynns Falls Trail Council Board
08:48            Ed Orser (Captain John Smith’s 1608 exploration of the Chesapeake Bay)
10:32            Trail conversation: fitness walker on the Gwynns Falls Trail in Middle Branch Park
11:30            Trail conversation: another fitness walker
12:30            Alvin Lee (the Middle Branch Park section of the Gwynns Falls Trail)
13:50            (“running toward the finish line”)