[at-l] Loyalsock Trail

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Fri Jul 1 14:31:25 CDT 2011


Are there commercial shuttles in the area?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Hudson" <mvhudson at gmail.com>
To: "at-l" <at-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2011 2:35 PM
Subject: [at-l] Loyalsock Trail


> 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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