Friends of Allegheny Wilderness are hosting an Introduction to Backpacking in the proposed Tracy Ridge Wilderness Area in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County on June 17-18.
Join the guided backpacking trip into the wild, untrammeled 9,700-acre proposed Tracy Ridge Wilderness Area with all food and equipment provided from 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
The program will feature an introduction into the planning process, what gear you'll need, how to pack and what to do along the trail while hiking, setting up camp, and meal preparations.
The meeting place for the hike is Pavilion #2, Chapman State Park, 4790 Chapman Dam Road in Clarendon.
The cost of the hike is $30/person. Registration is required by June 2. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Moore at the park office at 814-723-0250.For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Friends of Allegheny Wilderness website.