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|BOC Kennerdale intermediate level hike Saturday, June 8 (Hike 4 of 6) The 3,200+ acre Kennerdell Tract of Clear Creek State Forest has 27 miles of trails along the Allegheny River near Kennerdell, PA. The tract extends from the Allegheny River to a plateau rising 500 to 600 feet above the river and offers solitude and vistas. We’ll explore the tract in 6 hikes. Hike 4 will be 6.4 miles long and is not recommended for beginner hikers. We will hike Pipeline and Fisherman’s Cove trail to the Allegheny River (w/oil industry remains) and return by Ho-Ya-Neh Trail. Some trails are steep (25+% slope), rocky, rutted, wet and difficult to navigate. Meet at 9:15AM at the Jennings Environmental Education Center on SR 528 (just south of Slippery Rock, PA) and we will depart for Kennerdell at 9:30AM. Steve Smith|
|BOC Kennerdale intermediate level hike Saturday, June 22 (Hike 5 of 6) The 3,200+ acre Kennerdell Tract of Clear Creek State Forest has 27 miles of trails along the Allegheny River near Kennerdell, PA. The tract extends from the Allegheny River to a plateau rising 500 to 600 feet above the river and offers solitude and vistas. We’ll explore the tract in 6 hikes. Hike 5 will be 7.2 miles long and is not recommended for beginner hikers. We will hike the River trail along the Allegheny River from Fisherman’s Cove to the Campground and back. This trail parallels’ the river but is rocky, rutted, wet and difficult to navigate in places. Meet at 9:15AM at the Jennings Environmental Education Center on SR 528 (just south of Slippery Rock, PA) and we will depart for Kennerdell at 9:30AM. Steve Smith|
|BOC Kennerdale hike Sunday, June 30 (Hike 6 of 6) The 3,200+ acre Kennerdell Tract of Clear Creek State Forest has 27 miles of trails along the Allegheny River near Kennerdell, PA. The tract extends from the Allegheny River to a plateau rising 500 to 600 feet above the river and offers solitude and vistas. We’ll explore the tract in 6 hikes. Hike 6 will be 5.1 miles long. We will hike the River trail along the Allegheny River from the Kennerdell Bridge trail head to the campground and back. This drivable trail parallels’ the river and is fairly flat. Meet at 9:15AM at the Jennings Environmental Education Center on SR 528 (just south of Slippery Rock, PA) and we will depart for Kennerdell at 9:30AM. Steve Smith|
Other Area Outdoor Activities and Events
|These events are listed for public information and are not sponsored nor endorsed by
the Butler Outdoor Club. We assume no liability for anything that happens if you
participate in these activities.|
|Historic Gristmill Hours The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnell’s Mill State Park. The Historic Gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park will open for the season on Saturday, May 18, 2013. It will continue to be open for viewing and tours Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays through October. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interpretive tours of the historic mill, which last approximately 45 minutes, will be available on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 and 3:00 pm Additional tours for groups may be scheduled by calling 724 368-3612.|
|The Keystone Trails Association is sponsoring a work week in the Moraine and McConnell's Mill State Parks this year, from Tuesday May 28 to Sunday June 2, 2013. The work will be along a loop section of the North Country Trail, in McConnell's Mill State Park. This is a continuation of work week last year, where around 40 rock steps were put in. This section of trail winds among the large boulders along the deep Slippery Rock Creek gorge. This is one of the most popular trails in the state because of its proximity to the grist mill and covered bridge. Trail workers can stay at Davis Hollow Cabin, either on bunk beds, or in your tent on the tent pad. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Davis Hollow Cabin is in Moraine State Park, adjacent to the Davis Hollow Marina. To sign up, contact John Stehle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-256-0674. (One or more days...or for all 5)|
|“ Rally on the River 2013 ” Upper Shenango River Water Trail Lower Reach (8 miles, Class One) Riverside Park/Greenville to Shenango Valley RV Park/Transfer, PA Time: First Shuttle departs RV Park at 8:15 a.m. last run, 9:30 a.m. Shuttle-Lunch-live music Fun “Bird Watching While Afloat ” contest. T-Shirt for winners! $25 Gasoline debit card for paddler driving farthest. Fee: $10 contribution for river maintenance. No preregistration required. For more info, call Hugh Clark 724 927 9483 or email at email@example.com Face Book “ Shenango River Watchers ”|
|BARTRAMIAN AUDUBON SOCIETY PICNIC Both club members and the general public are welcome to attend Bartramian Audubon Society’s annual picnic at McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Sandy Lake, on Sunday, June 2. There will be a nature hike of the beautiful grounds at 3:00 pm followed by the picnic at 5:30 pm. Hot dogs, buns, and condiments will be provided; please bring a dish to share and your own drink, place setting, and folding chair. McKeever is located on Route 358, Greenville Sandy Lake Road, just northwest of Sandy Lake, near Lake Wilhelm/Maurice Goddard State Park. Route 358 is exit 130 off I-79. For more information, contact Gene Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 724-794-2434.|
|Allegheny 100 challenge. Saturday, June 7th - June 9th Allegheny 100 Challenge The Challenge is hiking a 100 miles in 2 days, actually 50 hours. If the hiker cannot commit to the 100-mile challenge, then they can still participate in a 25-mile or 50-mile or 75-mile, offered that weekend along the same trail. The Allegheny 100 Challenge is the ultimate hiking challenge. This is a decisive endurance challenge, thru hiking not biking. Set at an individual pace, not a race with others but test of ones stamina, determination and resilience. Remembering this is an unsupported hike, no first aid stations and no watering stations. Registration opening February 1st. Donation $40 Registration on-line @ www.northcountrytrail.org Congressman GT Thompson will speak at the event and will release the hikers @6pm|
|National Get Outdoors Day Saturday, June 8 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lakeview Beach- North Shore Moraine State Park is proud to again participate in this year’s National Get Outdoors Day. The mission of Get Outdoors Day is to provide opportunities for children and their families to enjoy the healthy, active outdoors. Activities offered include kayaking, biking, Family Fishing, children's activities, disc golf, orienteering, youth archery, climbing wall, paddleboarding and more! Come to Lakeview Beach on the North Shore, to meet Smokey Bear and learn about fire safety or how to choose a new kayak. Make plans to spend the day at the park. Free admission.|
|Just in time to inspire hikers for the Challenge and the Summer, season the Conservancy welcomes Jennifer Pharr Davis, author and Appalachian Trail record holder, to the Rose Barn in North Park on Wednesday evening June 12, 2013 at 7 pm. Jennifer has hiked over 12,000 miles on long distance trails. She has trekked on 6 continents and currently holds endurance records on three separate trails. In 2011, Jennifer became the first female to claim the overall record on the Appalachian Trail by finishing the 2,181-mile journey in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes – an astounding average of 46.9 miles per day. BUT the message she will share with us is not about records or numbers, instead it is a message that the trail is there for everyone at every phase of life and that the value of the wilderness is not found in how fast you go or how far you travel, but rather what you take from the experience. Jennifer has authored three books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two Appalachian Trail hiking memoirs. Her husband, Brew, has a book entitled 46 Days that chronicles their record breaking journey down the Appalachian Trail. Jennifer has also written for, or appeared within, the following Magazines: Blue Ridge Outdoors, Backpacker, Trail Runner, Men’s Journal, Shape, and Fitness. Jennifer and her husband are planning a long-distance hiking/speaking tour this summer to promote her new book, Called Again. This is Jennifer’s story, in her own words, about her record setting experience on the Appalachian Trail. It is a story of how she and her husband were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, shin splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter and tears – a lot of tears. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness. Jennifer is the owner and founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Co. Jennifer and her staff of dedicated guides help make the trails in Western North Carolina accessible to novice hikers and experienced backpackers. In 2008, Jennifer was named Blue Ridge Outdoors Person of the Year. In 2011, Jennifer appeared in the Sunday edition of the New York Times; and on national television and radio shows such as CNN Headline News, the CBS Early Show, and NPR’s Talk of the Nation. She was also named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and voted Ultrarunning Magazine’s top female performance of 2011.|
|10th Annual Prowl the Sproul Camping and Hiking Weekend: July 19-21, 2013, Western Clinton Sportsmen's Association, Renovo, Clinton County, PA. Registration starts May 1, 2013.|
|Register online at http://www.northcountrytrail.org for the North Country Trailfest at Slippery Rock, Pa - Hikes, Tours, Workshops, Water Trips, Bike Rides, and Fun Activities|
|5th Annual Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run: September 7, 2013, Lancaster/York Counties, PA. Registration starts February 1, 2013.|
|NCTA ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST BACKPACK TRIP October 18-23, 2013 The NCTA is pleased to offer its membership a guided backpacking trip on the North Country Trail through Pennsylvanias gorgeous Allegheny National Forest. The dates for the trip are October 18-23, 2013, and the cost is $295 per person. This 45 mile excursion will occur during the fall. Highlights include the spectacular cliffs, boulders and crevasses in the Minister Creek area, old growth hemlock and beech forest in Tionesta Scenic Area, and excellent views of the Allegheny Reservoir. The ANF lies on the Allegheny Plateau and is cut by numerous creeks which result in many ascents and descents along the trail. However, no climb is higher than 500 feet. Limited to eight participants plus two leaders, this trip is suitable for experienced backpackers as well as novices who are in reasonably good shape. Participants must provide their own tent, sleeping bag, and backpack although a limited number of these items are available to rent. The trip is led by NCTA volunteers Paul Shaw and Todd Lange. Both are graduates of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), have more than 25 years combined guide experience, and are the owners of an adventure travel business, Treks & Trails International. The deadline for reservations is August 1. To register, or for more information, contact trip leader: Paul Shaw, 155 Mowery Lane, Sunbury PA 17801 email@example.com 717-215-8339|