Spring Break Backpacking Trip
Come hiking with us on the West Rim Trail March 8-10. 30 miles. 3 days. The trail that Davis says is Pennsylvania’s premier short distance backpacking trail. $75 covers food, borrowed gear, and lodging before or after the trip if needed.
2023 Trip Itinerary for West Rim Wandering
March 8-10, 2023
Sunday, March 13
Meet @ noon at Craft Shop. Grab lunch in HH. Gear check and pack food and group gear. Load car. Drive to Blackwell,
PA (45min drive). Park car at rail trail parking lot next to bridge over Pine Creek (restrooms available). Trailhead for
Bohen Trail on opposite side of bridge. Follow yellow blazes to campsite 1.5 miles into trail alongside Pine Creek. Set up
If Bohen Trail campsite unavailable, continue to WRT. Campsite at trail intersection. If unavailable, primitive camp off
the trail, no fire.
Monday, March 14
Breakfast, devoes. Ascend Bohen Trail up out of gorge (~1mile) and intersect with WRT. Follow WRT north ~13.5 miles
to campsite at Slate run (mm 13). Along the way, bathrooms at Bradley Wales picnic area and vista after vista between
Bradley Wales and campsite.
Tuesday, March 15
Breakfast, devoes. Continue north on WRT to northern terminus (~13.25 miles). Continue past terminus to Pine Creek
Outfitters. Call Peter for pickup. Sometimes cell reception a couple spots on northern part of trail. Stop for burgers or
pie in Wellsboro. Drive back to Blackwell to pickup vehicle and then back to camp. Depart.
Camp shoes (flip flops, moccasins, crocs, etc)
1 set of dry clothes in Ziploc (in addition to those worn
Waterproof shell layer
Waterproof Hiking shoes
3-4 pair socks
<10 degree Sleeping Bag
2 L Water carrier(s)
Traction device for shoes