DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
This is our annual backpacking overnight for beginners. Dogs permitted on a leash. This hike will allow you the opportunity to get acquainted with gear, how to pack, perhaps adjust the straps on your pack, set up your tent, and use cooking gear, etc. The plan is to meet at the park office at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th at 843 Park Rd Elverson PA 19520; office phone is 610-582-9680. Thus, everyone will have their own car there. Once we know who is going, we can discuss carpooling.
After getting organized, we’ll proceed to the campground and carry our backpacks on a 6-mile loop which will return us to our vehicles. After returning to our cars we will set up tents and enjoy the campsites for the night.
Then on Sunday, April 5, we will pack our gear and carry our backpacks on a different 6-mile loop which will lead us back to our vehicles. Then drive home…
We have made reservations at Organized Group Campsite #10 at a cost of $5 to $10 per person (depends on how many hikers we have), which we shall collect from the hikers in advance at the Beginners’ orientation meeting on March 24th, or by mail
The campground has bathrooms and running water, which are not usually on the trail. We recommend polyester clothing, not cotton. Be sure to bring rain gear. Bring Saturday’s lunch in your pack.
Questions? Coleen Dzik – or 908-421-1349 or Gary Reeser or 443-350-0659
RSVP acceptance only to Gary or Coleen by March 28. Hope you can make it.
French Creek State Park – Hopewell Lake 843 Park Rd Elverson, PA
Proceed north on US-202, continue as it forks to the right (West Chester), PA-100 towards Exton, turn left on PA-23 West, turn right on PA-345 North, follow PA-345 through several turns, left turn to French Creek State Park onto S. Entrance Rd turn right onto Park Rd, pass park office to lake parking.
No future events at this location
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