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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 09:18 PM
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A friend just called the Sully. They will have a paragraph about it in this weeks paper. The women he talked to said there were a "lot of obstacles" to the plan. She did not elaborate.
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It's a hiking trail. They're all over Loyalsock SF and Ricketts Glen already. It's nothing to get worked up over.

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You're right, they have trails all over Loyalsock and Ricketts Glen. Why do they need to put one through GL 13? And to say there will be no over-night camping on a 17 mile trail that only has access at the two trailheads is blowing smoke.
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You're right, they have trails all over Loyalsock and Ricketts Glen. Why do they need to put one through GL 13? And to say there will be no over-night camping on a 17 mile trail that only has access at the two trailheads is blowing smoke.
I agree!

I also have some concerns. Seventeen miles is a long way especially in that terrain.

If someone has a medical emergency how do they communicate. Cell phone service is poor or non existent in that area.

Getting to someone with a medical issue and getting them out would also be a problem. Since it is a "trail" I doubt ATVs or UTVs will be able to access it. A helicopter landing would be impossible and an extraction would be dangerous because of the terrain and the wind patterns caused by the surrounding terrain (look at that topo map). BTW how many medical crews / choppers in PA are equipped or trained to perform an extraction?

The planners should discuss rescues and the problems experienced by the volunteer fire companies who respond to the many rescues in Ricketts Glen. They should have input since they will have the responsibility to respond.
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I agree!

I also have some concerns. Seventeen miles is a long way especially in that terrain.

If someone has a medical emergency how do they communicate. Cell phone service is poor or non existent in that area.

Getting to someone with a medical issue and getting them out would also be a problem. Since it is a "trail" I doubt ATVs or UTVs will be able to access it. A helicopter landing would be impossible and an extraction would be dangerous because of the terrain and the wind patterns caused by the surrounding terrain (look at that topo map). BTW how many medical crews / choppers in PA are equipped or trained to perform an extraction?

The planners should discuss rescues and the problems experienced by the volunteer fire companies who respond to the many rescues in Ricketts Glen. They should have input since they will have the responsibility to respond.

Agreed and maybe this trail crew could pay the PGC/ hunters fee in lieu of taxes which supports the emergency personnel in the communities around the SGL. Waugh!
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Looking at the map, it looks like it runs along the cliff edges around Pigeon and Ore Runs. That area is very steep and it's thick. Blowdowns, thick trees, laurel, boulders. It ain't easy navigating. We used to bear hunt that valley. Back in the day, you'd get a good number of hunters coming up from Jamison City and Ganoga Lake Association had a bunch of hunters. Bounced the bears back and forth and that valley was a good funnel. Not nearly the number of hunters on the private or public land these days.
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https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/d...cism-1.2471057


Keep an eye on the outcome of this on a SGL. Once the public starts to rally to save their foot hold we all know who will get involved and pull the strings of the board.


The falls on 13 already hit the top 10 list of swimming holes in NEPA. You can watch the diving and jumping videos on YouTube now with only limited access and NO Swimming allowed. Once the trails open to hike the lip and walls of these gorges it will only attract more. Waugh!

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Keep an eye on the outcome of this on a SGL. Once the public starts to rally to save their foot hold we all know who will get involved and pull the strings of the board.


The falls on 13 already hit the top 10 list of swimming holes in NEPA. You can watch the diving and jumping videos on YouTube now with only limited access and NO Swimming allowed. Once the trails open to hike the lip and walls of these gorges it will only attract more. Waugh!

Should be able to shut those websites down for promoting illegal activity. Anyways, that water is freezing. What nutcase would want to get in it?
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