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French Creek Night Hike (Easy)

Date and Time

Friday, January 29, 2021, 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Location

French Creek campground overflow parking area,
Pennsylvania, Southeastern,
PA

Registration

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.

Overview

Join me for a night hike at French Creek starting from the campground overflow parking area. Expect a pace to safely match the terrain using headlamps for around 7 miles as we explore different trails. This hike is AMC rated "easy" since it is less than 8 miles long, but we will be doing hills plus typical hiking trails with rocks and roots with limited lighting. We will take time to stop for breaks as needed to keep the group together. You need to have a working headlamp plus an accessible spare light before you leave circle-up. Your cell phone light can only be the third spare. You need to register for this hike on the AMC website which is different than the Meetup Website. Expect to wear your mask most of the time except for breaks where we stop and will socially separate. Let me know if you must temporarily lower your face covering while moving, I can stop the group as others may need a break or breather too. A buff or neck gaiter helps keep you warm and functions as a mask. The hike is limited to 10 people total, so please keep your reservations up-to-date. Location: French Creek State Park campground overflow parking lot. This is by the entrance to the loops "A" - "C" just past the dumping station. The road going to the campground is off Park Road. There is no street address since no mail is delivered there. The GPS coordinates are 40.215216,-75.781608. Be ready to circle up at 6:30 PM, and we will leave soon after. We should be done close to 9:15. Bring water, a mask, hand sanitizer plus an optional snack. A bathroom is in the center of C loop, about 100 yards up the road from the start. There is limited cell phone coverage in the park, so contact the hike leader before the hike if you are not sure of the start location. No dogs please.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Click map for driving directions
Practice rocks(?) on Scott's Run Lake spillway

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)

Status

Open

Difficulty

Easy

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: between 9AM and 9 PM)

I mostly lead day hikes in the southeastern PA area.