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Backpack Black Forest Trail, Slate Run PA

Date and Time

Friday, April 30, 2021 9:00AM - Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:00PM


Wolfe's General Store 14167 Rte 414 Slate Run, PA,
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.


Backpack 30+/- miles on PA's best hiking trail in the "Grand Canyon of PA " over 3 days and 2 nights. 5 ½ hour drive from Harford the Black Forest Trail is to PA what the Dolly Sods are to WV a rare gem. It climbs high bluffs overlooking deep gorge of Slate Run River with excellent campsites. Limited to fit and experienced backpackers WHO HAVE at least HIKED WITH ME IN CT A FEW TIMES but limited space. Print and bring a MAP ( I have the real map and guide book) Safety: There are bear so be careful how you pack and not to leave the peppermint gum in your pack. There are rattlesnakes although I have never seen one in 3 trips. I will have the pleasure of going first If you are terrified of snakes. stay near the back. Please bring poles the more we vibrate the ground the more likely they are to move out of the way. I checked and ATT has almost the entire area covered. REGISTER HERE BUT ALSO RSVP @ Only Meetup will have last minute updates, addtl. info. and correct directions to trailhead. IF ACCEPTED the AMC emails you a "Confirmation". Please cancel with at least 5 days notice so the wait list can attend. AMC Rating: "Vigorous-Strenuous" AMC Chapter Trip Listing Difficulty Ratings | AMC ( for advanced hikers 12+ miles fast paced with few stops. You must stay with the group without holding us back. Take pictures for AMC photo contest. DOGS not recommended. Required Equipment: You should know what to bring on a 3 day 2 night backpacking trip. April 29 Thursday . if you are there for dinner meet us on the deck on the river at Hotel Manor (only place to eat) just show up around 7. April 29 Thursday lodging options CAR CAMP: Tomb Flats Campground Slate Run I will get a group reservation OR Hotel Manor and Bar Slate Run (570) 753-8414 The rooms are all singles and over the bar - HIKE April 30 Friday Meet 9:00 AM at Wolfe's General Store 14167 Rte. 414 Slate Run PA -park/ hike 10 miles with two +1000' gentle climbs to camp. May 1 Saturday Hike 12+/- miles to camp at MM 36 on BFT May 2 Sunday Hike 6 miles drive home.

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Grew up in NH climbing/camping in the Whites starting with Mt. Washington when I was 8. Enjoyed backpacking trips to Torres Del Paine, Sequoia, Canadian Rockies, Mount Whitney and about every mountain in NE. Like to find new places or ways to hike in CT to keep it interesting and use local hikes to stay in shape for more challenging adventures. Love to introduce people to climbing, backpacking, and paddling. . Look forward to meeting new friends with the CT AMC and seeing my CHA friends.