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APRIL 01, 2023 – SST Club Spring Meeting
MEETUP LOCATION:Rothrock States Forest Headquarters - Huntingdon, PA
MEETUP TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OVERVIEW:Come join the Standing Stone Trail Club as we hold our annual Spring meeting. We will discuss ongoing issues, make plans for 2023, and fill leadership roles. Everyone is encouraged to attend as we value your input and need your help to make the SST Pennsylvania's premier footpath!
APRIL 22, 2023- EARTH DAY WORKDAY AT Thousand STEPS
MEETUP LOCATION:Thousand Steps Parking Lot along Route 22
MEETUP TIME:12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
OVERVIEW:Celebrate Earth Day by coming to the first workday of the year at the Thousand Steps. We will meet at noon in the parking lot and break up into teams. Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities which include trash pick-up, clearing the steps, the coveted job of cleaning out the drains by the dinky shed, and for those looking for a real challenge, building up the cribbing. Trash bags and some tools will be provided.
HIKER PREP:Please bring gloves, water, snacks, and anything else that you may need. be helpful.
May 14, 2023 – Mother’s Day Hike
MEETUP LOCATION:State game lands parking lot along Mill Creek Hollow Road. We will then shuttle hikers to the start at the trail’s first crossing of Frew Road.
MEETUP TIME:9:00 AM
OVERVIEW:A one-way hike just over five miles, and the terrain contains several small hills.
HIGHLIGHTS:Blooming wildflowers such as Lady Slipper orchids, large sandstone formations, and several small streams.
HIKER PREP:Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and are encouraged to bring water and snacks. Some may find hiking poles to be helpful. Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking mom hiking! Click here for Strava Route
August 6, 2023 – Night Hike
MEETUP LOCATION:Stone Mtn. Parking Area along Allensville Road. We will then shuttle hikers to the start at Pole Trail along Turkey Hill Road.
MEETUP TIME:7:30 PM
OVERVIEW:A one-way hike just over four miles, and the terrain is very rocky at times with a long climb to ascend the mountain.
HIGHLIGHTS:Seeing the night sky from several viewing spots.
HIKER PREP:Hikers are required to have a headlamp, should wear sturdy footwear, and are encouraged to bring water and snacks. Some may find hiking poles to be helpful. Please note this hike is likely to be cancelled in the event of rain. Click here for Strava Route
November 12, 2023 – Fall Hike
MEETUP LOCATION:Parking Lot # 1 at Cowans Gap State Park.
MEETUP TIME:10:00 AM
OVERVIEW:A loop hike just over six miles which traverses Lakeside Trail, Tuscarora Trail, Fox Trail, and Standing Stone Trail. The route does include a climb up and down the mountain along with a rocky ridge top crossing.
HIGHLIGHTS:Views atop Cove Mountain, discussing the history of the area, and understanding the redesign of Fox Trail by the Standing Stone Trail Club to be more suitable for hiking.
HIKER PREP:Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and are encouraged to bring water and snacks. Some may find hiking poles to be helpful.
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