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Backpack the Loyalsock Trail ( Vigorous )

Date and Time

Sunday, August 8, 2021 8:00AM - Saturday, August 14, 2021 3:00PM

Location

Laporte Township, PA,
Pennsylvania, Central,
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

The 56 mile Loyalsock Trail of eastern PA (near Williamsport) is among the oldest backpacking trails in the nation. The LT provides challenge and tranquility. It follows old RR grades and forest roads, but also has narrow, rocky and steep sections. It offers backpackers serene vistas, waterfalls, cascades and scenic mountain streams. Total elevation gain of 10,000 ft. This trip is appropriate for seasoned backpackers with multi day backpacking experience. We will hike about 10 miles a day for 5-6 days ! We will gauge the weather to choose which day to start within the 7 day window ( 8 and 14 August ). We will use a car shuttle and place food at a midpoint.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

REI Backpacking Checklist
Join Our Facebook Group
Sign Up for the AMC Daily Digest
Chapter Trip Difficulty Rating
Loyalsock State Forest Brochure
Loyalsock Trail Brochure & Map

Driving Directions

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The meeting date, time and place will be shared with all confirmed participants.

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Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

AMC Bethlehem PA Office

Difficulty

Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




A leader since 2018 ! I enjoy sharing the challenges of backpacking with others!

Leader




Backpack leader since 2000. Leader of numerous trips and helper to many AMC Leaders