Overnight Backpacking 3 Days/2 Nights - Old Loggers Path, PA - 28 Miles total
sam. 26 mai à 16:00
The Old Loggers Path is 27.1 mile long circuit trail located in northeastern Lycoming County. The starting point is located approximately 2.7 miles Southwest of Ellenton near the ghost town of Masten. The trail is located entirely on State Forest Lands, land that had formerly belonged to the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. The trail layout has taken advantage of the engineering expertise of the early logging railroaders as it follows the grades. The highlights of the trail are the many cuts & fills on the grades, Rock Run (one of the prettiest streams in Pennsylvania), the vistas that look into the McIntyre Wild Area, Pleasant Stream and the Loyalsock Trail region. Location for parking/trailhead, USE THIS LOCATION! - https://goo.gl/maps/5zHR3DMVKgx Cost - $12/person if RSVP'ed yes via Paypal (Friends and family option) or Venmo by Saturday, May 12th to [masked]. If you are RSVP'ed yes but haven't paid by May 5th, I will contact you to see if you still planning to come. If you haven't paid by May 12th, I will remove you from the RSVP yes list. I will close the trip to RSVPs on Saturday, May 19th. Note: There are no toilets, no running water on the trail or campsites. Water on the trail must be filtered, chemically treated, or boiled before use. Itinerary
Day 1 - Saturday, May 26th - 10 miles hiking - Meet at the Old Loggers Path Trailhead at 10am to begin hiking. From my research, cell phone coverage is spotty or potentially nonexistent, and it's super important to be on time. There may not be a way to communicate over cell phone once at the trailhead. My number is[masked]. I will be there by 9:45AM. About 10 miles into the hike, we will find a location to setup camp. Day 2 - Sunday, May 27th - Another 10 mile day - Pack up camp and head out. About 10 miles into the hike, we will find a location to setup camp. Day 3 - Monday, May 28th - 7 miles. In the morning, pack up camp and finish up the last 7 miles of the trail. Assume that we will finish up at some time around noon, but could be later, could be earlier.
Detailed trail map with campsites. This map is doing the trail counter clockwise, we will be doing it clockwise. The plan is to stay at or near Camp 7 on the map day 1, Camp 3 on the map day 2.
https://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/olp2 I purchased this guide/map to have a physical copy of the trail map - http://www.pahikes.com/maps-books-guides/pennsylvania/product/115-old-loggers-path-guide-and-map Here are a few sites describing the hike and location
http://www.pahikes.com/trails/old-loggers-path Start hike Saturday, May 26 @10AM (I will get there by 9:45AM, likely earlier)
End hike Monday, May 28th @ around noon Loyalsock State Forest website - http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateForests/FindAForest/Loyalsock/Pages/default.aspx Ideas for what you should bring - I am not supplying any equipment, you must have everything you need for the trip. Backpack
Backpack cover/liner or dry sack(s)
3 season sleeping bag and sleeping pad
3 season backpacking tent
Headlamp and extra batteries
Water filtration system
Food for 3 days
Hard shell or rain jacket and rain pants, or poncho
Clothes for day, clothes for sleeping, enough layers for colder nights, warmer days
Multiple pairs of socks
First-aid kit, blister treatment
ziplock bags for trash
Rope and bag for hanging food/trash/smelly items
Please send a message to me, or start a discussion if you have any questions about the trip, equipment, etc. I am coming from Red Bank, NJ and have a few spots for car pooling. This backpacking trip is in North Central Pennsylvania and is about 4 hours and 20 minutes from Red Bank, NJ. If you are interested in car pooling with me, send me a message.
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