Join us for a scenic hike through Rothrock State Forest followed by a campout in Penn Roosevelt State Park. This “slack-packing” trip gives participants a preview into backpacking, while still allowing the comforts of car-camping. This event is perfect for anyone interested in trying out backpacking or just looking for a fun weekend in nature!
Advance registration is required and participation is limited to 8 participants. Any minors must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by a responsible adult.
Cost for participants registered through September 16 is $15. Late registrations are $25.
Registration closes on September 30.
We will set out from the Alan Seeger Natural Area at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 8th. We will hike along the Long Mountain Trail, over Grass Mountain, and end in Penn Roosevelt State Park, stopping for lunch around the half-way point.
The hike is approximately 4.6 miles with ~1300 ft elevation gain and is of moderate difficulty. We will be ascending the less steep side of the mountain for a long, gradual climb, and then descending on the steep side of the mountain. The total hike time will be 3 to 4 hours, depending on the speed of the group.
Hikers must be in good physical shape and are responsible for bringing their own water and a bagged lunch.
Hikers should wear high visibility clothing such as an orange hat, shirt, bandana, or backpack.
We will camp in the tenting area of Penn Roosevelt State Park. Participants can drop their camping gear (and car) off at Penn Roosevelt on either Friday evening (for 2 nights of camping) or Saturday morning before 10AM. We will provide a shuttle out to Alan Seeger for the hike.
Tents can be provided on request – please put a comment on your registration.
Camp dinner, breakfast(s), shuttle to Alan Seeger, guided hike and the site facility rental fee are all included in the registration fee.
Registration is not open for this event.