The Patuxent is the longest river which lies completely within Maryland's boundaries. Near the headwaters the river is a designated trout stream, and the surrounding land is a state park.
Although most of the park is forested, the section I prowled around this afternoon, near the Howards Chaple Road crossing, contains many open fields.
In the woods I came across this stone fence which goes back to when it was all farm land.
These sights make me wonder about how long ago the fence was erected and about the farm family who lived there at the time.