Come Experience the Wild of the Proposed Chestnut Ridge Wilderness First-Hand Sunday, June 6th!
For those interested in seeing the wild beauty of the proposed Chestnut Ridge Wilderness Area first hand, Friends of Allegheny Wilderness is offering a day-long hike through the area on Sunday, June 6th. This is an off-trail hike of eight to ten miles in length. Hikers should be in reasonable physical condition, and bring all of their own food, water, and gear. There is no charge for this hike.
Chestnut Ridge is a beautiful 5,200-acre area in Allegheny National Forest that has been proposed for future wilderness designation.
The day-long hike will begin at 10:00 am, and will take us through the lowlands of the North Branch Sugar Run valley, the top of the ridgeline where hundreds of young America chestnut trees grow, to the north end rock outcrops and overview of the Willow Creek valley, and more. Expect also to see signs of potential oil development that threatens the natural integrity of the area. We will come across survey stakes & flagging which represent potential future well sites and access roads. This will be the sobering part of our journey that will inspire everyone to resolve to protect the area in perpetuity.
Sturdy hiking shoes or boots are a must. Please also bring a good supply of drinking water. And come dressed for the weather.
To RSVP, or for more information, contact FAW at 814-723-0620 or info at pawild dot org.
This Ramble is not connected with the Sierra Club. Sierra Club takes no responsibility, and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of this trip. It is published here as a public service.