Outings to enjoy
All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.
Sat, Sep 27 • 9:00 a.m.
Jack's Mountain Impact Hike #2
Two parallel mountains and their shared valley seated in Moshannon Group’s member area provide peaceful residences for people as well as critical habitat and migratory corridors for wildlife. This second outing is a 7-mile shuttle hike, using mostly gentle-grade public use access forest roads through permitted private lands to the top of Jacks, where east-west views abound with a couple of short, steep sections. Guides tell the many stories of Jacks, including history, usage today, diverse wildlife, and unique geologic structure as participants walk its ground to understand where it’s been and potentially where it’s going. Pack lunch/water. Meet Belleville, beyond the junction of Front Mountain Rd and Lewistown Rd, proceeding on Lewistown Rd to the bottom west side of Jacks Mountain, and stopping at a driveway on the left with a cluster of mailboxes. See google map: http://goo.gl/maps/Ok4hP or meet 8 a.m. at the State College Hills Plaza McDonald’s to carpool/drive to the area. For more info contact hike leader, Terri Davis at email@example.com or 814-355-3345. In case of inclement weather, tentative postpone date is Sunday, Sept 28, 9 a.m.
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Sat, Oct 4 • 9 a.m.
Little Juniata Cleanup
Little Juniata River Association will conduct its 2nd annual Float Crew clean up of the Lil J Natural Area. The clean up will start at the Spruce Creek Church and end at the Green Hills Campground and last until about 12:30 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be available at the Spruce Creek Church at the put-in; a soup "cook-off" lunch will be ready at the take-out at Green Hills. Hikers are encouraged to participate and will be ferried to problem spots along the river where needed. Shuttle service will be available.
Last year LJRA removed 1.5 tons of trash, including 50+ tires. At the annual general riverbank clean up in April, a few LJRA members and friends managed to camp, hike and float out 15 large bags of trash, 3 fifty gallon drums and assorted large items and tires. The Natural Area is MUCH cleaner than it was this time last year. Our goal is to get a good October turn out and get this Pennsylvania gem back to the pristine condition it deserves.
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