Synchronous Fireflies in the ANF
ADP Fall Gathering!
Biggest Pine in PA
Snyder Oil Spill
Save Rim Rock!
Birth of ANF
Too Many Roads!
Step It Up Rally
Who We Are
All About Bats!
X-C Ski Trails
Past trip pics
F A Q
Kayak Water Polo
Sites we explore
ALMA HILL CAVE
JO'S HOLE CAVE
ST MARY'S ROCKS
DANA HTS CAVE
KNIFE EDGE RDG
Exploring the Wilds of Pennsylvania and Western NY
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We are a group of environmentally conscious explorers interested in trips that
might include, but not limited to: caving, hiking, backpacking, camping,
mountain biking, canoing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, rock exploring, rock climbing,
rappelling, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, winter camping, orienteering,
bird watching, X-Country skiing and Geocaching in the Allegheny National Forest & Allegany
State Park Areas.
Our trips center around Bradford in McKean County Pennsylvania, but often venture into the surrounding counties in Western New York and Western Pennsylvania.
Like-minded, "environmentally friendly" individuals are welcome on all our trips.
Our goal is to leave no trace and to leave the trails and sites better
than we found them, often carrying out litter, and removing branches, limbs and/or trees from the trails we hike.
We often try to car-pool to save gas, and this year we will be planning a bunch of closer destinations. Also new this year, we will be doing more cycle trips. Both road bikes and mountain bikes and I encourage everybody to ride their bikes to local, close-by hikes.
We often guide hikes for different colleges and environmental groups.
You will find info on our upcoming trips and you can read a trip report and view photos on recent trips on the "Upcoming and Recent Trips" page.
We tend to hike the more remote, less visited attractions. "off the beaten path" if you will. Many of the "best spots" are well kept secrets. Our trips are often "weather sensitive" and we may change or make last minute plans.
Thanks to all who came out to see us at the Pa Firefly Festival at the Black Caddis Ranch in Kellettville!
Watch for our announcement for our next adventure hike. Firefly season is upon us, gonna get more great photos and then we have some new cave locations to check out.
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Our next few hikes during April, will be to forage leeks! Some of our favorite locations are kept secret! We will dig some leeks and visit some cave locations.
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