Countryman Press 50 Hikes in Central Pennsylvania
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From the Great Valley to the Allegheny Plateau, this lightly traveled region of wild country and wildlife offers a vast network of maintained trails. 50 Hikes in Central Pennsylvania by Tom Thwaites. Softcover; 220 pages; black-and-white photographs and maps. State forests and wilderness areas, railroad grades, ridgelines and river valleys provide miles of hiking opportunities Each hike description includes a topographic map, information on mileage and rise and a detailed description of the route . An overview chart of the 50 hikes at a glance makes it easy to plan your trip. Includes knowledgeable commentary on the human and natural history you'll encounter along the way. In this new edition, the author has added many new hikes to reflect changing trail conditions, most notably along several scenic and rugged sections of the recently completed Allegheny Front Trail. Updates of old favorites, like the precipitous hike along the rim of Pine Creek Gorge, a 3-day backpacking trip along the Mid State Trail and a walk through rhododendron and hemlock in Hook Natural Area.
- Appalachian Outdoors