This 27(ish) mile loop is nestled in a corner of the Loyalsock region and (in my opinion) delivers highlights of all that’s enjoyable about hiking in Pennsylvania.
While nothing too noteworthy, it made for nice walking–with all the mountain laurel surrounding the path, it would be lovely to visit in spring when it is blooming.
We did 9.3 miles on Saturday with 2,761 feet of gain and 15.6 miles on Sunday with 4,020 feet of gain. Of course, Sunday would have been much easier if I had pushed myself to do Redfield the day before—that being said, we got all three peaks that I wanted to get and added the bonus of Tabletop. It was good to be back up there.
Kudos to the new members on this trip—An, Matthew, Saran, and Tyler—for maintaining high spirits during what turned out to be more of an adventure that we initially planned for a low-mileage trip.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of ultralight backpacking gear, must be in want of an excellent DC UL backpacking trip. Such an excellent trip was had by nine DCULers this past weekend to Mudhole Gap and Signal Knob. I’ve eyed for a while the campsites along the ridge leading... Continue Reading →