Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Brodhead Watershed Association June 15 Hike Through A Waterfall At Spruce Mountain Trail, Monroe County

On June 15 the Brodhead Watershed Association will host a guided hike starting at Spruce Lake Retreat in Barrett Township in Monroe County starting 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
Join Carol Hillestad for a strenuous hike to a viewpoint at 1,700 feet on Spruce Mountain.
The summit trail takes hikers past-- and through-- waterfalls and a fast-flowing creek, around enormous glacier-dropped boulders, and over rocky terrain strewn with shale and twisted with surface-running roots of trees.
The land, trails, and facilities here are privately owned, but the public is welcome to enjoy them by paying a small fee. From the office, the trail leads past neat cottages to a picturesque waterfall on Spruce Mountain Run, then along the bank of the run, and quickly leaves the camp behind.
After half an hour of steep climbing, more falling water comes into view. The trail seems to lead directly into the highest waterfall, and in fact it does. The next few yards are wet, slippery and vertical.
At the top, hikers with a hiking pole, sturdy boots and good balance will find their reward.
The hike is free, but registration is required. A $5 per person fee is covered by the Get Outdoors Poconos Hiking Series.
To register, call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; or send email to:  Click Here for more information.
The Get Outdoors Poconos Hiking Series is administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.
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