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Hyner Hill Challenge (Strenuous++)

Date and Time

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 5:30AM - 6:30PM


Hyner View State Park,
Pennsylvania, Central,


Registration is required for this activity.

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.


Hills called the Sledgehammer, S.O.B., and Humble Hill are waiting for you in the Pennsylvania Wilds. This region of north central PA is home to millions of acres of unspoiled forests and mountains. We'll explore part of it on this remote 26-mile route. It stretches over 5 major climbs and descents, with ~8,000 feet of elevation gain and ~8,000+ feet of elevation loss. Some sections are very steep. Expect spectacular views and fall color. We'll be hiking in the splendor of autumn and with that comes leaves, nuts, and debris on the ground (footing may be sketchy). There are many stream crossings (your feet may get wet). We'll move at a brisk pace and won't make many stops (it will require fitness). We'll start and end in the dark (bring a headlamp). Expect a 12-13 hour day on the trail (get a good night's sleep). The group will stay together throughout the day (be a team player). Participants must bring calories and electrolytes for the full day, to be consumed on the go, along with a headlamp and 3L water. Hiking poles strongly recommended, even if you do not normally carry them (see description above). If the temperature will be low, consider how you will keep your water from freezing. All participants will be wait-listed until screened. If I have not hiked with you before (or recently), I will ask for your recent hiking experience with pertinent details. I may require that you participate in a training or qualifying hike. This will be a supportive endeavor, but everyone must have a certain level of experience and fitness in order for the group to be successful. All participants must be 18+ years of age. Sorry, no dogs. Severe weather may cancel. Meeting location and time will be distributed to those confirmed to attend. All participants are asked to sign up via Meetup to facilitate group communication. ++AMC has a new ratings system and considers any hike up to 15mi, over 3500 feet elevation gain, and over 6 hours to be "strenuous." This hike is 26 miles, 8,000 feet, and 12-13 hours.

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Hyner View



Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)






Adults (18+)


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