2023 Loyalsock Trail – Guest Commentary

End Location: Route 220 Parking Lot Start Location: PA Route 87 Trip Miles: 59.2 Bob’s 2023 Loyalsock Trail Epilogue Well, another great backing adventure completed with my good old buddy Al Stoffa. 59 miles on the Loyalsock Trail (LT). The LT went through Worlds End State Park. When I was about 5 years old my family took day…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Epilogue

Destination: Route 220 Parking Lot Start Location: PA Route 87 Trip Miles: 59.2 Bob and I have talked about hiking the Loyalsock Trail for the last couple of years. Bob actually had a trail guide dated 1986. The Loyalsock Trail is a popular 59-mile (94.9 km) long-distance hiking trail located in north central Pennsylvania,. This picturesque trail winds…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 7 – Title

Saturday, 7 October Destination: Route 220 Parking Lot Today’s Miles: 5.7 Start Location: Sones Pond Trip Miles: 59.2 Over two inches of rain fell overnight starting about nine with a thunderstorm at two am. We mostly stayed dry in our tents. You could feel the water flowing below your tent. There was a light rain while Bob and…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 6 – Sones Pond

Friday, 6 October Destination: Sones Pond Campsite Today’s Miles: 11.5 Start Location: Loyalsock Vista Canyon Trail Campsite Trip Miles: 53.5 Last night was a little cloudy. Thermometer said the low was 52 but it was 60 when Bob and I woke up. Since we had our longest day planned that was before sunrise. We started off with a…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 5 – Loyalsock Vista Canyon Trail

Thursday, 5 October Destination: Loyalsock Vista Canyon Trail Campsite Today’s Miles: 7.8 Start Location: Ketchum Run Tributary Campsite Trip Miles: 41.9 Our warmest day yesterday was followed by our coolest night. The overnight low was 52° and that’s what it was when we woke up. Bob and I were out again at about 8:30. Today’s hike took us…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 4 – Ketchum Run Tributary

Wednesday, 4 October Destination: Ketchum Run Tributary Campsite Today’s Miles: 10.6 Start Location: Falls Run Campsite Trip Miles: 34.2 As usual clear sky and a bright moon last night. The thermometer said the low was 52 but the temperature was 60 at 6 am.  Bob and I were up before sunrise with a long day planned. We had…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 3 – Falls Run

Tuesday, 3 October Destination: Falls Run Campsite Today’s Miles: 9.8 Start Location: Hessler Branch Campsite Trip Miles: 23.6 Another clear night with a bright moon. We did hear an owl right after it got dark. The temperature only got down to fifty two.  Bob and I passed two tents set up below us on our way out at…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 2 – Hessler Branch

Monday, 2 October Destination: Helen’s Window Today’s Miles: 8.3 Start Location: Hessler Branch Campsite Trip Miles: 13.8 The moon was bright again last night. Temperature only dropped to 50 but it was good sleeping. Two day hikers went by while Bob and I were eating breakfast. Yesterday we saw several dozen day hikers during the last mile. As…

2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 1 – We Are Off

Sunday, 1 October Destination: Helen’s Window Campsite Today’s Miles: 5,5 Start Location: PA Route 87 Trip Miles: 5.5 Bob and I were awake before sunrise. The nearly full moon provided light all night. Overnight lows were in the high forties. After breaking camp we dropped off Bob’s car and grabbed a big breakfast at Country Friends Cafe in…

2023 West Virginia – Day 6 – Allegheny Trail

Saturday, 10 June Destination: Allegheny Trailhead Today’s Miles: 4.4 Start Location: Allegheny Trailhead To any of Bob’s family or friends, Bob said to remind you that we are NOT having fun. So the original plan was for today to be a zero day (no hiking) before another couple days of backpacking. The weather forecast did not cooperate….