Activity Schedule

All 2020 Sunday Trail Care Work Hikes Cancelled!!

Dear Alpine Club Members and Friends,

Governor Wolf has extended the Stay at Home Order through May 8. Even then, groups of 10 or more are discouraged. This, coupled with the lack of social distancing inherent with carpooling to trailheads/work sites, has led the Alpine Club to the difficult decision to cancel the remaining May 3rd and May 17th work hikes.
DCNR’s current guidelines for outdoor recreation can be found at this website: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx.
Stay safe!

2020 Annual Meeting — Postponed!

Due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and recommendations to limit larger gatherings, the Alpine Club officers decided to postpone the March 29 meeting. We hope to reschedule with Hoss’s at a later date- watch your email.
If you would like to mail your 2020 dues, you can send them to Dave Dahl at: 340 Linden St. South Williamsport, Pa 17702.  If you have questions about your dues status, please E-Mail the Club or Dave at the following respective addresses: alpineclubofwilliamsport@gmail.com or dahldave@gmail.com.   $2 per Individual, $3 for family.

For Regular Hike Information

Alpineclubofwilliamsport@gmail.com

2020 Fun & Recreational Hikes

Details for future Fun & Recreational Hikes will be announced as soon as they are available.

For Trail Care Hike Information

Dave Dahl –  (570) 916-6702
Ruth Rode – (570) 322-5878

Alpine Club Fun or Work 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.

Meetup Options

Following  are options for meeting for Work Hikes.

  1. Meet at 8 AM, at the back section of the Walmart parking lot in Montoursvile.  That section is directly across from the Wendy’s Restaurant.   It is located on Loyalsock Ave., just South of the I-180 exit for Rte. 87.  GPS Coordinates:  41.261244°N  76.916869°W.
  2. Contact Dave Dahl, the Loyalsock Trail Co-Chairperson, to make arrangements to meet the group at some other location.  Contact Dave at:  mailto:dahldave@gmail.com or 570-916-6702.  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. 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..

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: mailto:dahldave@gmail.com or 570-916-6702 .

 

Additional Outdoor Activities (Not Part of the Alpine Club)

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.