Enjoy, Explore, and Protect the Planet Sierra Club Allegheny Group, Pennsylvania Chapter

Upcoming Events

Backpacking in the Proposed Scandia NRA, Allegheny NF, February 11-12.

February 11, 2012 11:00 amtoFebruary 12, 2012 2:00 pm

Winter camping in the Allegheny NF, Feb. 2011. Photo: Friends of Allegheny wilderness.

Friends of Allegheny Wilderness and the Scandia Wilderness Committee invite you to join us on an overnight winter backpacking trip into the proposed Scandia National Recreation Area, planned for the weekend of February 11th and 12th. This outing will give hikers a fine sense of wild, remote character of this eminently qualified prospective national recreation area on the west shore of Allegheny Reservoir.

The hike will begin Saturday morning from the north side of the proposed area along the Roper Hollow Road, and we will hike south into the Hodge Run drainage from there. Participants should be prepared for off-trail hiking, and consider that there is possibility for deep snow at this time of the year. Saturday evening we will stop along the way to make camp before dark, and we will hike out Sunday morning.

Hikers should bring all of their own food & camping equipment, and come fully prepared for whatever weather conditions we may encounter.

For more information and reservations contact Kirk Johnson at kjohnson at pawild dot org.

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