[at-l] Loyalsock Trail

Robert Dudley greyowlvermont at live.com
Sat Jul 2 16:01:50 CDT 2011

I was hiking In NJ several years ago and met a guy that ran the trail in 26 hrs!!  Tough little trail with a lot of ups and downs.  I managed to do the whole trail in 3 section hikes.  I have wanted to hike the whole trail as a thru hiker; however I have mover further north to greener Mountains.


Bob in Vermont

Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:35:47 -0400
From: mvhudson at gmail.com
To: at-l at backcountry.net
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 :-)


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