For Regular Hike Information
2017 Fun & Recreational Hike
Details of the next Club Fun Hike are as follows:
Meet at Campsite #79 on Coal Mine Road
Leaders: Ashley & Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This moderately difficult exploratory hike will take us into the Scar Run area. Cascades, waterfalls, old woods roads, an old railroad grade, remains of past coal mining, the abandoned Scar Run Trail, and who knows what else we’ll encounter, are features of this hike. There’s a fair amount of bushwhacking, some stream crossings, as well as some possible steep ascents/descents involved on this hike. Sturdy hiking boots and trekking poles highly recommended. Should you have difficulty finding this meeting location, check out Loyalsock State Forest’s website. Under Camping Map and Policy Information, there’s a map showing the location of the roadside camping sites. Loyalsock Trail Maps 2 and 3 cover this area. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore this beautiful area.
For Trail Care Hike Information
Ruth Rode – (570) 322-5878
2018 Sunday Trail Care Hikes
- Dates TBD
There are several options for meeting for work hikes.
- Meet at 8 AM, at the parking lot for the Santander (formerly Sovereign) Bank in South Williamsport. It is located on Southern Avenue, between Market and Hastings Street, near the southern end of the Market Street Bridge, and across the street from Dunkin’ Donut.
- Call Ruth to make arrangements to meet the group at some other location. This might be more convenient, depending on where one lives in relation to where the club is planning to work that day.
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 this 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. Ruth 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 Ruth Rode.
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; call Ruth – 570-322-5878.
Alpine Club Hikes
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.
Dates for any 2017 and 2018 Fun Hikes will be posted as they become available.
Annual Dinner Meeting
The details of the Annual Meeting will be posted as they are determined.
|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|
|Northern Susquehanna Valley Outdoor Adventures||A place to be for organized MeetUps involving the enjoyment of what nature has to offer. From Wikipedia, MeetUp is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities.|
|Canoe Susquehanna||Canoe and Kayak trips|
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.