[at-l] Loyalsock Trail

Mark Hudson mvhudson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 13:57:08 CDT 2011

Nope, never even heard of 'Doc On The Soc'.
We actually did the trail in four days, if you don't count the 1.5 miles we
did to get out of the parking lot on Friday night.
It's a very nice, well marked trail. But there are places (the vertical ones
mostly <g>) that must be just plain scarey in the rain :-)

Oh, and forgot to mention the mountain laurel at the peak of blooming, and
the veery's in full throat... really nice!


On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Mike Cunningham <hikermiker at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Skeeter,
> that's great. The 'Sock is on my list of hikes to do.
> Have you ever seen Lynne Whelden's film "Doc on the Sock?" That's what put
> it on my To do list.
> In a month I'll be on the Cranbury Lake 50. Can't wait.
> hm
> --- On *Fri, 7/1/11, Mark Hudson <mvhudson at gmail.com>* wrote:
> From: Mark Hudson <mvhudson at gmail.com>
> Subject: [at-l] Loyalsock Trail
> To: "at-l" <at-l at backcountry.net>
> Date: Friday, July 1, 2011, 2:35 PM
> Finally got around to doing the Loyalsock Trail... managed to talk a friend
> into it so we could set up a car drop. Otherwise you need to arrange a
> shuttle.
> The trail is in north-central Pa, on the ridges paralleling the creek.
> Typical of Pa trails it's vertical from most of the road crossings and then
> flat along the ridges, so when it's hard it's a beast, but when it's easy
> it's VERY easy. Lots of waterfalls, good views if they're not hazed in.
> Didn't see any bear or rattlesnakes, did see one porky and a few
> whitetail.
> Amazingly, end of June in Pa and the weather was low to mid 70's. A bit
> humid, but no where near as hot as I feared it would be.
> Nice thing was, pack with five days of food and fuel (but no water) was
> less than 26 pounds :-)
> skeeter
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