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Planning a trip to Worlds End state forest in PA on Oct 12 & 13. All are welcome to come along. This is a moderate 17 mile loop. I'm hoping that the fall colors will be in full display. I'm planning on starting at the ranger station and camping by Cold Run. I think it's around 12 miles for the first day. I'm not in the best hiking shape and am looking for an easy hike in the autumn  woods.
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Hey buddy, how ya doing? I might be able to fit that one in. Never been up there before so at very least a new adventure. :)

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Hi there!

I need to do this but I'm currently scheduled to cover for a coworker that Saturday.  

If anything changes or I come down with a spontaneous case of the "flu" I'll show up.
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Cool, It would be good to hike with both of you again.
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PostIcon Posted on: Sep. 25 2013, 6:31 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hmmm, maybe that might work.  I want to get an overnighter in this fall - it would be fun to hike with you guys again.
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What time is departure?
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Current plan is to meet at the Rt. 154 Ranger Station at about 8-30am Saturday morning. We both have a 3.5 hr drive to get there. The more the merrier!

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PostIcon Posted on: Sep. 25 2013, 7:29 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I don't think I can make it.  Have fun, it is the perfect weekend loop.  Cold Run is an ok place to camp.  If you want to do more miles the first day and have a great place to camp, go CCW from WESP and camp below Alpine Falls (marked by tent symbol near Ken's Window on the map below).  Other nice sites are along Big Run, near Ken's Window.  The fall colors should be great.

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs....612.pdf
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Jeff,
   I've always done the hike in a clockwise direction. Are you thinking it would be better the other way?
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If you want to do 12 miles the first day, I think the camping options are better CCW.  Big Run, Alpine Falls, and Tamarack Run (Mary's Bridge) all have good camping.  If you camp at Alpine Falls, also check out the unnamed falls just downstream.  Cool spot.
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Sounds great, I wish I was packing my backpack right now, been forever since I went backpacking it feels.  But, a terrible word sometimes, this will continue to be a dream.

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Jeff,
 I know you showed me some really cool places up there, but I just don't remember how to get to them. I'd think I should stick to the trail I know. How far is it from the ranger station to Alpine falls going counter clockwise?
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Come on out Glen it won't be a butt kicker. Steve one day you'll get out, maybe MLK weekend.
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No, the route is the same, follows the trail you want to do.  No bushwhacking or side trails.  As for the unnamed falls, they might be 100 feet downstream from the Alpine Falls campsite.

WESP to Alpine Falls is about 11 miles going counter clockwise, maybe a little more.
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That sounds good to me. I'll run it past the group and see what everyone thinks.
Thanks again.
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I'll yield to your knowledge of the trail Ken, just try not to kill me. :)

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I hiked the Loyalsock Trail and parts of the Link Trail yesterday (trip report link). The campsite below Alpine Falls is a lovely spot. Peaceful and intimate. It's located right beside the trail. Unfortunately, there was almost no water in Alpine Falls.

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Your pictures look awesome. I'm hoping for fall colors too. I just hope we're not a week late.
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  You know I can't make a promise like that. You've seen the dumb stuff I do.

LOL...... yeah, unfortunately...... but not as bad as some of the MAYP gang.  Most of the real troublemakers moved west. :)


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>> BUMP <<<  Weather looking good for the weekend....come on slugs  :)

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Still on the fence...:)  Will decide by Thursday!
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Still on the fence...:)  Will decide by Thursday!

Waiting on that weather report?   ???

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That, plus its been a busy week so far.  I know that they mentioned rain for Thursday, but I haven't even checked the weather in detail.  I do know too, that the warm weather we just had, doesn't even want to make me BP - too warm.  But day's like today make me want to go, its pretty nice out now!
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Weather.com says Sat. 61 with a 20 percent chance of rain. Low of 45 then 60 on Sunday with a 20 percent chance of rain. Sounds like a perfect fall weekend for a hike. Hopefully the rain on Thursday will help Alpine falls.
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Check this report on NOAA:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic....2167969

Wish it was going to be a bit cooler but I'll take what we can get.


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Hey, did you guys see the notice about two 'bad guys' who broke out of prison and we're on the loose, possibly on the LT?

I"ll find the link for you and post it, just wanted to forward the info.  I know you're not scared.


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Earth First! is out there too, though probably nearer the OLP (also Loyalsock State Forest) not the LT. Might be an interesting law enforcement situation should those two goons meet up with them too. (There's a PA hiking and backpacking group on Facebook now that attracts discussion of this stuff, I don't think there's yet much overlap with this board.)
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I'm in!  Meet you guys at the ranger station at 8:30-9:00AM Sat.  I drive a white outback.
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Cool, I drive a green Fusion with Jersey tags.
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Good deal guys. Grey Aston Martin DB5.

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