2024 Old Loggers Path – Epilogue

Start/End Location: Masten Trip Miles: 27.3 The Old Loggers Path lived up to its name; the majority of the trail was on old logging roads and abandoned railroad beds, making most of the elevation changes comfortable. However, this made the woods and switchbacks seem steep by comparison. There are two shelters on the trail, Sprout Point Vista…

2024 Old Loggers Path – Day 3 – Back to Masten

24 April Destination: Masten Ghost Town Today’s Miles: 10.0 Start Location: S Trip Miles: 27.3 Bob and I had light rain on and off all night. It was a much warmer night, around 40. We moved our gear into the shelter to make coffee and have breakfast while our tents dried a little. It was nice to be…

2024 Old Loggers Path – Day 2 – Doe Run Shelter

23 April Destination: Doe Run Shelter Today’s Miles: 11.2 Start Location: Sprout Point Vista Trip Miles: 17.3 Last night Bob and I were able to watch the sunset from our campsite. We gathered wood and had a small campfire. The temperature got down to 35 degrees overnight. We thought we heard trucks on the highway from the vista…

2024 Old Loggers Path – Day 1 – Masten to Sprout Point Vista

22 April Destination: Sprout Point Vista Today’s Miles: 6.1 Start Location: Masten Trip Miles: 6.1 After a hearty breakfast at The Buttery Biscuit, Bob and I made a stop at Sheetz to pick up a hoagie, half for lunch and half saved for dinner. This has become our first day habit. Always better than freeze dried meals. We…

2024 Old Loggers Path – Day 0 – Williamsport

21 April It was a four hour drive to meet Bob at the Days Inn Williamsport. The Days Inn still has a Red Roof Inn sign. Not the nicest room but the beds are clean and comfortable. Better than sleeping in the woods? The temperature started at 50 for today. We made a stop at…

2024 Old Loggers Path – Intro

Bob and I entertained the idea of embarking on a hike along the Old Loggers Path (OLP) during the autumn season, following our completion of the Loyalsock Trail, both of which are located nearby in Pennsylvania. However, with several inches of rain pouring down overnight as we finished the Loyalsock Trail, we reasoned that navigating…

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 – Rain, Rain

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…