Activity Schedule

2023 Work Hikes

The 2023 Spring Work Hikes have been highly successfully completed.  Thanks to all volunteers who participated in any of those Work Hikes.  You helped make the Loyalsock Trail continue to be what we consider arguably the most enchanting, beautiful and challenging Trail in Pennsylvania.


Unfortunately, based on the weather, for safety reasons, I’m cancelling Saturday, March 11 day hike, as announced below..  I’ll reschedule it for better weather and driving conditions.Dave & Tuuk


Canceled/Postponed!  Stay tuned

Date: TBD (Weather Permitting)

Time: 9:00 am

Meet: Loyalsock State Forest Resource Management Center (RT 220)

Length: ≈ 5 Miles

Highlights:  Loyalsock Creek, Haystack Rapids, Brook Kedron Falls/Cascades, Unique Bend in Brook Kedron.

This slow paced hike will link the Old Dushore Road, Haystack Trail, Loyalsock Trail, and the Brook Kedron Trail to form a moderately challenging loop.  Pease note, there is some bushwhacking involved should we want to see Brook Kedron’s falls and cascades.

Dress appropriately, bring lunch, snacks, water, etc.  Trekking poles highly recommended.

Remember, Route 154 is closed between Worlds End State Park’s entrance/exit and Worlds End Road.  Worlds End Road is open to traffic.


Dave & Tuuk Kowalewksi

[email protected]

Introduction to Backpacking
June 3 - 4, 2023 (rain or shine)
Meeting Location: Iron Bridge on Rock Run Road, Loyalsock State Forest
Time: 9:00 AM
Length: 9.91 Miles
Strictly Limited to 12
Come join Dave and Tuuk as they walk you through developing your backpacking skills as well as thoughts on gear and clothing.  A recommended gear/clothing/food list is forthcoming  We have not worked out all the details for this outing, but if interested you’ll be put on the list.  Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Dave and Tuuk Kowalewski

Info on other Fun & Recreational Hikes will be posted as soon as it becomes available.


The 2023 Annual Meeting was successfully held Sunday, March 19 at Hoss's Steak and Seafood House in Williamsport.  The Meeting covered many primarily old and current business topics and a few new business issues.  Minutes to the Meeting will be published and sent as soon as they become available.
Even though our bylaws govern the election of Officers during odd-numbered years, the pandemic delayed the election process by a full year and the elections were held at the June, 2022 Meeting.  Following are the current Club Officers.

2022-2024 ACW officers:


Jenn Ulmer, [email protected] / 570-854-8316

Vice President, Treasurer & Trail Co-Chairperson:

Matthew Gutberlet, [email protected] / 570-419-4460


Cathy Hoch, [email protected]

Trail Co-Chairperson:

Dave Dahl, [email protected] / 570-916-6702
Additionally, if you would like to mail your 2023 dues, you can send them to the Club's Vice President and Treasurer Matt Gutberlet at:
Matt Gutberlet
VP/Treasurer Alpine Club
1133 Market Street
Williamsport, Pa  17701
If you have questions about your due's status, please E-Mail the Club or Matt at the following respective addresses: [email protected] or [email protected].   $2 per Individual, $3 for family.


[email protected]


Dave Dahl – (570) 916-6702
Matt Gutberlet -- (570) 419-4460


Be sure to bring water and lunch, and wear clothes and shoes suitable for the day’s weather! Please read the Liability section before participating in an Alpine Club event.

MEETUP OPTIONS (Not applicable for Spring Work Hikes.)

The Alpine Club maintains the Loyalsock Trail (LT), which traverses Lycoming and Sullivan Counties. During work hikes we will concentrate on clearing the LT of debris, cutting over-hanging branches and brush, and clipping plants that may interfere with hikers’ view of the blazes.

Regular Alpine Club members understand the importance of annual spring work. For anyone interested in helping to maintain this well-used and acclaimed hiking trail, here is a great opportunity for you to give back to the hiking community which has provided well-maintained trails wherever you may roam. It’s also a great way to share some time with experienced local hikers!

The Alpine Club has loppers and clippers for use on these work hikes, but bringing your own is a great idea. Be sure to bring water and lunch, and wear clothes and shoes suitable for the day’s weather!

Please help maintain the Loyalsock Trail (LT). Your help is crucial in maintaining this historic trail which has existed since 1951. Dave will determine the work area each day. If you are willing to work on one of the eight trail sections or a portion of the LT at some other time, please contact Dave Dahl at: [email protected] or 570-916-6702.

If you would like to be e-mailed or called when any hikes are planned by a member during the year; or to get an e-reminder before a work hike; or if you would like to volunteer to lead a hike, Contact Dave Dahl at: [email protected] or 570-916-6702.



Eagles Mere Conservancy Thursday and occasionally Tuesday hikes from the end of June through Labor Day. Hikers meet at the Outlet Pond along Route 42 in Eagles Mere at 9:30 a.m. Contact Ruth Rode at (570) 322-5878 for more info.


Keystone Trails Association Pennsylvania Hiking Week Events, Special Hiking Weekends and Meetings.


The Alpine Club of Williamsport and/or its leaders, officers or representatives shall not be liable for any injury, loss, or damage to person and/or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips and/or activities of the Alpine Club. The assumption of risk which is inherent in this type of outdoor and rugged activity is implied on the part of each person who attends any Club event/trip. Every person participating in any said trip and/or activity assumes all risk and liability in connection therewith. Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who assumes responsibility for the minor. Any member or guest has the right to decline being transported to and from an event with or by another individual, or to decline to transport any other individual.