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Grand Canyon Hike (of Pa)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: West Rim Trail, Tioga State Park, PA
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 5 2007  4:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 4:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Tue, Sep 18 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Oct 2 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~2.5 days
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Jason Dickey
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Member Cost:$12.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:7
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This will be a 2 day 2 night backpacking trip along the west rim of the pine creek valley nick named the Grand Canyon of PA. The trail is well marked and groomed. The hiking will be mostly be mostly slight ups and down as the trail follows the ridge. There is one long up at the beginning from trail head to the top of the rim. If you HAVE hiked 2 ten miles days back to back this recently this trip will is for you.

The itinerary is to carpool up to Colton State Park and camp there Friday night. Saturday morning Pine Creek outfitters will shuttle the entire hiking party to the trail head. Saturday will be 14 miles of hiking camping at an overlook of the canyon. Sunday morning we will hike 10 miles back to our cars in Colton State Park.

The drive on Friday and Sunday will be roughly be 5 hours.

Required Items to Bring:
Backpack (3,500 to 5,000 Cubic Inches)
Lightweight Ground Cloth (Tarp)*
3 Season Tent** with Rain Flap!
Lightweight 20 Degree Sleeping Bag,
Sleeping Pad,
Eating/Cooking Utensils, Mess Kit (Plate, Cup, Bowl) Doubles as Cookware
Small Stove & Fuel (Save weight share with Somebody)
Water Bottles & Water
Water Purification Filter or Iodine Tablets
Snack Fuel Food for Hiking (Protein Bars & Trail Mix)
Freeze-Dried Meals (2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 dinner)
Flashlight or Headlamp
Camp Soap
Toothbrush, Toothpaste,
Comb or Brush
Lip Balm
Insect Repellent
Trekking Poles
Hat, Visor, and/or Sunglasses
One Change of Clothes, Long Underwear Can Double as Pajamas, Bandanna, Fleece Jacket, Gloves & Hat for Cold Weather, Plus Extra Underwear & No-Cotton Wool/Synthetic Socks (Liners Too)
Broken-In/Waterproofed Hiking Boots
Poncho & Cover (Large Garbage Bag) for Backpack if it Rains
First Aid Kit (Bandages, Antibiotic Ointment, Prescriptions, Tweezers, Bee Sting Kit)
Women: Pack Tampons Even If Not Expecting To Use Them (Backpacking Can Do Strange Things to Your Cycle)
Contact Lens Wearers: Bring Solution & Back Up Glasses
Swiss Army Knife
Waterproof Matches
Rope, Twine, or Bear-Bagging Cord (25 feet)
Reading Material, Deck of Cards and/or Journal & Pen
Guide Book & Maps
Toilet Paper in Zipper Lock Bag & Trowel
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Optional Fold-Up Pillow
Dental Floss
Camp Shoes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Carpool is mandatory, directions will be given to the drivers.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 4:00 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Cost Includes:This includes the outfitter's shuttle to the trail head and fee for the campsite. $ (cash only please) will be collected on Friday night.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!