Pennsylvania Hike to Hunt Trail Challenge
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Jul 20 - Jul 21
Starting at 6am
WHERE
Slate Run Black Forest Trail Trailhead
Slate Run, PA

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Pennsylvania Hike to Hunt Trail Challenge

Join the Pennsylvania Chapter of BHA July 20 to 21 for the Pennsylvania Hike to Hunt Trail Challenge! The PA Chapter will host a two-day, 30-35 mile backpacking trip in the Tiadaghton State Forest starting at 6 a.m. Saturday July 20. 

We will hike the southern loop of the Black Forest Trail, traveling “clockwise” along the western edge of the Pine Creek Gorge until taking the Blackberry and Pine Bog trails back towards the trailhead. Hikers are welcome to meet up Friday night and camp near the trailhead or arrive Saturday morning. 

Individuals interested in participating should expect a rigorous hike that includes multiple steep ascents and descents of more than 1000 feet in elevation and to hike around 20 miles on the first day. Hikers will have to cross multiple small streams along the hike.

There is no need to hike as one group, but we should at least be in groups of 2 or more. All start at 6:30 Saturday.  All camp at same area.  All start at 6:30am Sunday.
Water should be available at multiple stream crossings on both days. Each group should have water filter/purification, first aid kit, and trail map (we will email beforehand), but each individual hiker would not need to carry all three.  Shelters can be shared by members of the same group. Each hiker should bring their own food. 

The goal is to be completed by 4 p.m. Sunday July 21, then head to the Hotel Manor and Bar from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and post-hike storytelling. 

To join us, please RSVP - including the name and phone number of each hiker attending- by July 10th.  If you have any questions, please contact Bob Smith at smith.robert.g94@gmail.com

Details

Parking: Park at the Pine Creek Rail Trail parking area adjacent to Wolfe's General Store near the intersection of Route 414 and Slate Run Road. 

Friday arrival:
Park at the Pine Creek Rail Trail parking area and walk across the Pine Creek bridge on Slate Run Road to the Black Forest Trail trailhead. Turn right onto main trail. Campsite is about 0.25 miles. On Saturday morning pack up camp and meet others at the trailhead at 6 a.m.
Saturday arrival:
Park at the Pine Creek Rail Trail parking area and walk across the Pine Creek bridge on Slate Run Road to the Black Forest Trail trailhead to meet others. 
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WHEN
July 20, 2019 at 6am - July 21, 2019
WHERE
Slate Run Black Forest Trail Trailhead
Hotel Manor
Slate Run, PA 17769
United States
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CONTACT
Bob Smith ·
12 RSVPS
Paden Faulkner Gabriel Weaver mike Story Robert Smith Ed Williams John Hibberd Aaron Luneke Christopher Hench

Who's RSVPing

Paden Faulkner
Gabriel Weaver
mike Story
Robert Smith
Ed Williams
John Hibberd
Aaron Luneke
Christopher Hench

Will you come?