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Pinchot Trail Beginner's Backpacking Trip

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 Who's ready to breathe in the fresh air and test their roughin' it skills? I'll be taking you on an introductory backpacking trip along the 10-mile looped Pinchot Trail. 

We'll depart late morning/lunchtime and carpool to the trailhead. It will be an easy, flat, 5-mile hike into the campsites, with access to a spring (you will need filtration equipment!). Set up our tents, and enjoy sharing experiences with each other over dinner, watch the sunset, star gaze at night, and pray for no bears! Once the sun peaks it's head the next morning we can pack up and hit the rest of the loop, 5 miles back to our vehicles.

You WILL need your own basic supplies like a tent/hammock, sleeping bag/pad, backpacking pack, water filtration, sturdy shoes, etc. Unsure if you're ready or if you have all the supplies? WOA has a handy dandy downloadable guide to get you started in our member's area.

We are NOT hiking the 23 mile loop. The trail is split into a North Loop and a South Loop. We're going North only. :D

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Detailed Information about the trail itself, plus map:

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Host: Tara Sommerfield, WOA Lehigh Valley Outpost Ambassador

Cost of adventure: No cost, donations accepted

Trailhead Location:

Pinchot Trail Trailhead off Bear Lake Road and Pittson Road

Thornhurst Township, PA 18424 USA

Earlier Event: August 2
Family Camp Out Weekend
Later Event: September 8
Blue Mountain High Ropes Course