DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Leader: Tom Overbaugh (H: 302/383-4498; E: ).
This hike covers the western half of the AFT, using the Shingle Mill and Moss-Hanne trails in Black Moshannon State Park to complete a 31-mile loop. We will leave Delaware Thursday evening and camp Thursday night at the state park group tenting area. The hike will start Friday morning and finish on Sunday. The AFT is one of Pennsylvania’s newer backpacking trails, completed in 1998. Terrain is moderate with less rockier footing than much of PA. Daily details are Day 1: 8-9 miles/500 ft of climb; Day 2: 11-12 miles/1700 ft of climb; Day 3: 11 miles/ 300 ft climb. This trip is open to experienced backpackers who have demonstrated ability to cover these daily distances and elevation changes. Contact Tom for additional details or to sign up for the trip.
WHERE: Backpacking Locations
NEAREST ADDRESS: Various Sites Contact Leader, --