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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.
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The Sunday after Christmas! Sunday- Dec 27th 2015 ..... Another great guided hike to the Marilla area!
We will hike the Marilla Bridges Trail, the Marilla Springs Trail, and the White Pine Trail, in addition to going OFF TRAIL to see a couple of the Marilla Giants including "Miss Marilla". And we may see some of the other great "secret attractions" hidden in the Marilla area.
We will meet at the Covered Bridge at the Marilla Reservoir just west of Bradford Pa. The hike will leave PROMPTLY AT 12 NOON. So if you intend to come on the hike, get there early and be ready to HIKE at 12 noon!
We will not wait for those who *may* show up. This will be an all day hike, so be prepared. The trail and woods will be muddy. Bring enough to eat and drink! AND camera and batteries! AND a flashlight or headlamp in case we are not out of the woods by dark (it gets dark early). The total distance should be between 2 and 3 miles depending on what the group may want to see. We may visit the "Burned out tree" which is off the White Pine Trail. Contact me if you have any further questions.
"Miss Marilla", a giant Eastern White Pine