The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Chapter of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) held its eighth annual Allegheny 100 (A100) Mile Hiking Challenge June 9th-11th. The A-100 is an unsupported endurance hiking challenge with no timekeepers, no aid stations, and no finish line other than the one hikers set for themselves. The event challenges hikers […]
Pre-registration closes in just one week for this year’s Allegheny 100 hiking challenge. Last year, 86 hikers challenged themselves to hike 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles of the North Country Trail in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in a 50 hour time period. The Allegheny 100 Challenge (A-100) is unsupported, so hikers are responsible for supplying their own food, drinks and […]
Last week, I attended my first ever NCTA Conference! What an awesome time, and an awesome location! Lynne Nason and all of the amazing volunteers did a wonderful job with all the planning, culminating in a beautiful weekend filled with great activities and workshops. What was perhaps most impressive- Every time I saw Lynne, or […]
Wampum-tastic is the word I had to make up to describe all of the positive things that are happening with the Chapter and the North Country Trail within our range. Better settle in, perhaps get a beverage, because this post is going to be pretty extensive, talking about a bunch of good stuff that’s happening. […]
The 2010 Cherry Pie Hike, held on February 20, commemorated our first president, George Washington’s birthday and 1753 journey through Western Pennsylvania. On a beautiful winter day, over 80 attendees enjoyed a history presentation, a hike on the North Country Trail, and, of course- cherry pie!
Considering all the snow we’ve had in Pennsylvania since the start of 2010, last Saturday was the perfect timing for the Allegheny National Forest Chapter’s annual sled riding party! Around 17 people, including members from all four PA chapters, traveled to Chapman State Park in Clarendon, PA for the party. The blustery conditions that made […]
You voted, and now, the results are in! After tallying up the 371 votes, we have a winner for the 2009 PA Photography Contest! Congratulations to John Stehle, whose winning “Circle of Life” picture received 28 “like” votes on the North Country Trail Association facebook page! John is Vice President of the NCTA Butler Chapter […]
In Pennsylvania, the chapters have been busy celebrating the holiday season and all their hard work in 2009, all the while beginning to think ahead to the opportunities and challenges in 2010. Here is just a sampling of the Holiday events in PA: Wampum Chapter Christmas Party -December 11, 2009 -Hito’s Restaurant in West Pittsburgh (near […]
Hundreds of miles of the North Country Trail pass over the Marcellus Shale, which lies a mile beneath the surface of PA, OH, and NY. Recent interest in drilling the shale for natural gas caused an influx of drilling operations in the region– What does this mean for the NCT?
Thomas Baumgardner was the recipient of this year’s Butler Outdoor Club Outstanding Service Award, an honor that recognizes individuals (BOC members or non-members) whose service efforts have contributed to the bettering of the community by creating opportunities for outdoor recreation and the enjoyment of nature. Tom works diligently to improve and preserve the North Country […]