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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:33 pm

Good stuff. They are finally reopening the county parks (huge wooded areas) on May 6. About damn time

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Postby Nuge » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:40 pm

We went to Bilger's Rocks by clearfield yesterday and it was incredible. Haven't been there in over 10 years, so it brought back some good memories. Imgur isn't uploading my pictures, so I'm trying to figure out how to get them posted...
My parents used to take me and my sister there all the time when we were little. Always had a good time. I haven't been there in probably 10ish years.

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Postby eddysnake » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:47 pm

We went to Bilger's Rocks by clearfield yesterday and it was incredible. Haven't been there in over 10 years, so it brought back some good memories. Imgur isn't uploading my pictures, so I'm trying to figure out how to get them posted...
My parents used to take me and my sister there all the time when we were little. Always had a good time. I haven't been there in probably 10ish years.
Finally allowing me to post some pics from there. That's about how long it was since I've been there. They put money into it and cleaned it up nice. Love that place.






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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:50 pm

Great pics! I still remember when my mom took my sister and I there when I was about 10. I just remember how much I enjoyed exploring all the little canyons and hidden spots.

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Postby dodint » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:57 pm

Good stuff. They are finally reopening the county parks (huge wooded areas) on May 6. About damn time
Twin Lakes in Westmoreland was slammed last weekend, and their paths are super narrow. People suck.

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Postby eddysnake » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:06 am

Spent 5 hours on the Laurel highlands trail yesterday. Probably need another week or so for the mt Laurel bloom, but some were starting to pop. Saw some deer, grouse and a ratsnake. View was spectacular


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Postby eddysnake » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:38 am

If you start at the end (Seward), you get 1500 ft elevation gain in first 3 miles, so if you are looking for a great workout, there you have it

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:17 pm

Nice pic eddy. I've never done anything past a few miles beyond the turnpike crossing. Some day I want to do the eastern part of the trail.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:38 pm

Nice eddy. I've seen the overpass along the Turnpike and often wondered about that trail.

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Postby eddysnake » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:42 pm

This gives you an idea of the trail. It's beautiful, but challenging






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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:45 pm

Haven't done that since boy scouts. Did my wilderness survival merit badge up there one weekend.

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Postby eddysnake » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:49 pm

Haven't done that since boy scouts. Did my wilderness survival merit badge up there one weekend.
Nice, you guys stay in those Adirondack shelters?

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:51 pm

Haven't done that since boy scouts. Did my wilderness survival merit badge up there one weekend.
Nice, you guys stay in those Adirondack shelters?
No shelter at all, lol. We got to take a sleeping bag and a mess kit I think, that was it. They provided food and water. I remember sleeping under the stars. I must have been 13 or 14 at the time

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Postby robbiestoupe » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:20 pm

You ever walk the Rachel Carson Trail eddy? There are parts of that trail that put the LH trail to shame

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:32 am

Back to back camping weekends. Cons: Hot. Pros: no rain this weekend. Good food. may or may not have violated state park policy on alcoholic beverages and gotten just drunk enough without regretting it. good hike. no ticks.

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:17 am

My brother bought a camper 2 weeks ago. Since he is using his big brothers truck to haul it home his big brother gets to use it a weekend or two this summer. bartscottcantwait

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Postby eddysnake » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:45 am

Anyone venture around cherry springs state park for the stars?

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:53 am

I've never done the stars at cherry springs but I've fished in those parts. if you get the time, drive down to Hammersley wild area. Just an awesome place.

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Postby eddysnake » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:22 pm

I've never done the stars at cherry springs but I've fished in those parts. if you get the time, drive down to Hammersley wild area. Just an awesome place.
Yep, that looks incredible. Thanks 👍

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:22 pm

I'm planning on taking lil mac to trent beach to swim on Friday. It's been years since I've been there.

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Postby eddysnake » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 am

I've never done the stars at cherry springs but I've fished in those parts. if you get the time, drive down to Hammersley wild area. Just an awesome place.
My brother spent the weekend here and loved it. We are staying in a cabin around coudersport for a few days. Our plan is to check out cherry springs park for stars, but we wanted to go to the pa grand canyon. Is there a good way to drive through this for views? From what I can tell, looks like Leonard Harrison State Park and Barbour Rock overlook are the places to check out for views. Anyone know any other specific spots to check out?

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:27 am

I dont know of any other ways to see the canyon well other than riding a bike through it or going to one of the parks. driving on 414 doesnt really show you much of the canyon

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:27 am

I've never done the stars at cherry springs but I've fished in those parts. if you get the time, drive down to Hammersley wild area. Just an awesome place.
My brother spent the weekend here and loved it. We are staying in a cabin around coudersport for a few days. Our plan is to check out cherry springs park for stars, but we wanted to go to the pa grand canyon. Is there a good way to drive through this for views? From what I can tell, looks like Leonard Harrison State Park and Barbour Rock overlook are the places to check out for views. Anyone know any other specific spots to check out?
If you go south of there, check out Hyner View, off 120 between Renovo and Lock Haven. Take your hang glider.

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Uncovering PA is a pretty decent resource for different places to check out. www.uncoveringPA.com

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Postby RonnieFranchise » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:32 am

I dont know of any other ways to see the canyon well other than riding a bike through it or going to one of the parks. driving on 414 doesnt really show you much of the canyon
You can do the wagon ride, https://pacanyon.com/wagon-ride.html - we did it last year and we thought it was worth it.

We also went off the beaten path a bit to fish with my son and nephews. It was way off a back road someplace, I don't remember but wasn't too far from the wagon ride. Beautiful and so peaceful.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:42 am

possibly cedar run to fish.

i went horseback riding at some place off of 287 a few years back during a camping trip to little pine. it was a fun experience.

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