2018 Spring The Trail Hike
to Apr 29

2018 Spring The Trail Hike

Spring the Trail

Mark your Calendars!!!!!!!!! The 2018 Spring the Trail Maintenance weekend is set.
Spring the Trail for this year will be held April 27th, 28th and 29th (Friday, Sat, and Sunday) and will take place on Shavers Mountain between MP 51 to the Gaudineer Scenic area with the main effort being between MP 51:64 and MP 53.00.

Then moving on to MP 61.84 at Gaudineer South to MP 65.09. This may
be a hikers dream. If the going is slow only one section will get done.
Camping will be at the East Fork Campground in Durbin---it is just off the highway behind the train station.

The campground has water, showers, restrooms and plenty of camping area. Please let Greg know if you are coming so we can let the campground know how many to plan on. If you plan on bringing a camper please contact the campground directly to arrange for a hook-up for it.

Greg will be the contact person for the event and can be contacted at: greg@stratuswave.net or by phone at 304-215-2772 and would greatly appreciate those planning to come out for this work hike contacting
him so he knows what work to plan and can let the campground owner know how many to expect.

Folks, let's make this a really good turn-out. If you can stay for a day, two, or all weekend it would be really nice to see a good number of members show up and help out.

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Allegheny Trek 2018 - Registration Now Open!
to Oct 8

Allegheny Trek 2018 - Registration Now Open!

  • 4800 Watoga Park Road Marlinton, WV, 24954 United States (map)
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                                                        TREK Weekend 2018

                                  Save the Date: Columbus Day Weekend October 5-8

Has anyone ever said to you to go take a hike? Perhaps not but today the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association is offering you that opportunity in one of the most scenic areas of West Virginia. This year TREK weekend will be based out of Watoga state park with a new format. Hikers will now have the choice of our usual long distance 25 mile backpacking experience along the Allegheny Trail or taking shorter less strenuous day hikes in or near Watoga and returning to the park each evening. Both hiking groups will be lead and fully supported by WVSTA volunteers during their hikes.

Watoga state park and this new format were chosen for TREK 2018 for a variety of reasons. Watoga has been both a friend and supporter of the WVSTA for many years, and one of if not the finest of all the state parks in WV with the Allegheny trail passing directly through the park. By offering hikers the conveniences and amenities of staying in this beautiful park (if they choose) we hope to make TREK weekend something more appealing to all age groups and hiking abilities. For more information about Watoga and to make reservations visit www.wvstateparks.com with a little heads up that cabins fill quickly so don’t hesitate to make reservations. 

October seems like a long way off now but before you know it the green leaves of summer will be changing to the reds and yellows of fall and what better way to enjoy them than hiking in the mountains of Pocahontas County, WV. Hope to see you there.   

For more information about the WVSTA or to sign-up for TREK weekend visit www.wvscenictrails.org or contact Brian Hirt at bchirt@gmail.com

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