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Swamp Things 3C20

Date and Time

Sunday, June 14, 2020, 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Location

Parking Lot near Bushkill Falls Rd and W Shore Minisink Rd. intersection,
Pennsylvania, Poconos,
PA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.





Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.

Overview

Join us for a brisk paced, long distance hike in Delaware State Forest on the the south loop of the Thunder Swamp Trail. This section of the park is located near Dingmans Ferry and Delaware Water Gap. We will follow the orange blazes of the trail for 20 miles, making a large loop covering the southern part of the trail. This forest contains wildflowers and an abundance of wildlife. Expect to hike though variety of tree types and plant life while hearing birds, insects and seeing many amphibians and reptiles along this path. The elevation gain is +2,000'. Previous strenuous long distance hiking experience is required. I suggest you bring, hiking boots, correct clothes for the day, enough water (2+ liters) electrolytes, food and snacks to get you through the 20 miles hike, bug repellent (Picaridin/DEET), I would suggest treating you clothes with permethrin below the knee or buying clothes with it inside already. Trekking poles are great if you use them. We will not have a halfway point stop for this long distance hike. We are meeting at the parking lot near the W Shore Minisink Rd. intersection with Buskill Falls Road. (GPS: 41.21937, -75.05515) DIRECTIONS FROM I-80 EAST: Follow I-80 East. Take exit 309 for US-209 N/PA-447 N toward Marshalls Creek. Continue onto PA-447 N/US-209 N. Take PA-402 N to W Shore Minisink in Dingmans Ferry. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Seven Bridge Rd. Turn right onto Milford Rd/Milford Road, US Business 209. Turn left onto PA-402 N. Turn right to stay on PA-402 N. Turn right onto Bushkill Falls Rd. Turn right onto the parking lot. The parking lot is on your right DIRECTIONS FROM I-80 WEST: Follow I-80 East. Take exit 309 for US-209 N/PA-447 N toward Marshalls Creek. Continue onto PA-447 N/US-209 N. Take PA-402 N to W Shore Minisink in Dingmans Ferry. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Seven Bridge Rd. Turn right onto Milford Rd/Milford Road, US Business 209. Turn left onto PA-402 N. Turn right to stay on PA-402 N. Turn right onto Bushkill Falls Rd. Turn right onto the parking lot. The parking lot is on your right. TRAIL MAP: http://www.docs.dcnr.pa.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_002044.pdf Severe weather will cancel. If you have any questions contact me at 610-389-4131.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)

Status

Cancelled

Audience

Adults (18+)


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