Tag Archives: Allegheny Front Trail

Allegheny Front Trail December 6-7, 2008

Organized by: Ryan Mullins

This multi-day winter hike was intended for the Allegheny Front Trail, but due to many cancelations the day of the trip was shortened to a single overnight near wolf rocks. The trail was covered with a few inches of snow with deeper sections around a foot. The AFT, as always, was a pleasant hike. A miscommunication resulted in one member not having a sleeping bag for the 5 degree weather. All the extra gear was given to this participant, however the night proved too cold and two members were forced to share a sleeping bag. The AFT still stands as one of the best trails around, even in the dead of winter.

Members in Attendance:

  • Ryan Mullins
  • Dan Trew
  • Ben Hardwick
  • Scott Teal

Allegheny Front Trail October 2-4, 2009

Organized by: Dan Trew

This backpacking trip was to the Black Moshannon State Park along the Allegheny Front Trail. The trip consisted of the Southern-half of the trail, moving a clockwise direction. The trip started in darkness and rain but ended in sunlight and cloudlessness. The fall colors were in full tilt on the Allegheny Plateau resulting in beautiful vistas and a wonderful back-drop for hiking. The trip was greatly downsized prior to its departure due to illness and accidents resulting in a large rented gear surplus (namely 4 tents and 5 backpacks). The beginning portion of the trail should not be attempted in darkness. The many rocks and sudden trail changes make traversal hazardous and requires constant blaze-vigilance. The group did not talk much during the actual hiking, however once at camp the group became quite boisterous. All said, it is a great hiking trail and a great trail.

Members in Attendance:

  • Dan “were-wolf that eats people” Trew
  • Brennan “Brenda” Becker
  • Toma “Gypsy” Zikatanov
  • Joe “Don’t you dare close your eyes” Sumereau
  • Jackie “The Girl” Don
  • Greg “geologist that saw it on a special” Smith

Allegheny Front Trail November 12-14, 2010

Organized by: Dan Trew

The semi-annual trip to the Allegheny Front Trail this year went out under a little fairer conditions than the last year. This time there was nothing but stars when the group set out for the south-half of the AFT. The group managed to not get lost at all and spent most of the day hiking along and enjoying the scenery. Much fun was had by and no one died. Also: there was a stellar presentation given on this trip, if you missed it then you are living an incomplete life.

Members in Attendance:

  • Greg Lilik
  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • John Groh
  • Jasmine Smith
  • Nathan Stevens
  • Dan Trew