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Backpack: Iron Stone

Date and Time

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - Sunday, March 28, 2021


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.


20 mile, 2 day early season backpack trek for experienced hikers that can handle unpredictable weather and potential frosty conditions. This trip will be within Rothrock State Forest, near State College, PA. Day 1: Trek 13 miles, mostly level terrain with one significant climb. Traverse Tussey Mountain ridge (extremely rocky) with scenic views of Ferguson and Pine Grove Mills,. Day 2: Trek 7 miles, with one significant climb and follow a jeep track back to Lake Perez. Please Note: Participants will be WAITLISTED and required to submit a list of references if I have not backpacked with you in the past. Contact trip leader for detailed information and vetting purposes. COVID NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AMC Delaware Valley Chapter has adopted the following policies based on assessment of state and local regulations in the region and CDC guidelines: 1) Masks should be worn for the entire duration of the activity. If a mask must absolutely be removed due to physical exertion, a minimum of 6 feet distance must be maintained. Mask use must be maintained after vaccination. 2) No one should cross state lines for an activity. 3) No activities should be held in the City of Philadelphia. 4) The volunteer leader has the right to remove anyone from the activity that is not following these policies. 5) These policies will be modified upon change in local regulations

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IronStone Loop



Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)






Adults (18+)


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