DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
The Black Forest Trail, a 43-mile loop through Tiadaghton State Forest, is generally considered the toughest backpacking trail in Pennsylvania. There are steep, rocky climbs, multiple stream fordings, rattlesnakes and bears. We will leave Delaware early Thursday morning, drive to Slate Run and do a half day of hiking followed by three full days to finish on Sunday. Daily details are Day 1: 7 miles / 1500 ft of climb, Day 2: 11 miles / 1900 ft of climb, Day 3: 13 miles / 2500 ft climb, Day 4: 13 miles 2700 ft climb. This trip is open only to very experienced backpackers who have demonstrated recent ability to cover these daily distances and elevation changes. Please contact Tom at 302-383-4498 or ). for more details and to sign up.
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