The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will host the annual Allegheny 100 (A-100) hiking challenge June 10-12.
The A-100 is not a race, but an individual challenge of endurance, determination and resilience.
Hikers can choose to complete 100 miles, 75 miles, 50 miles, or 25 miles in 50 hours. This challenge is for anyone of any skill level who wants to challenge themselves on the track. Everyone should “do their own hike”, move at their own pace and rest if necessary.
A-100 is an unsupported hike so no first aid or water points. Hikers are responsible for providing their own food, drink and equipment. It should be noted that cell phone reception is spotty along the trail.
The adventure covers a 100-mile stretch of the North Country National Scenic Trail in the Allegheny National Forest. Hikers will climb hills and cross many beautiful stream valleys lined with hemlocks. This year, hikers will travel from the Route 346 trailhead near Willow Bay to the Route 66 trailhead between Marienville and Vowinckel, Pennsylvania.
A lottery will be organized to obtain a pre-registration place. Pre-registered people will receive a shuttle service to the start of the hike from their end point and a t-shirt. You can submit your lottery entry starting Monday.
Also on the North Country Trail, the U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comment on a proposal to build a trail shelter at the North Fork of Tracy Run, a bridge across Tracy Run, a re-routing of a section 0.4 mile of trail around Tracy. Run, and a bridge over Johnnycake Run in the Allegheny National Forest.
These projects are proposed to provide safer stream crossings during periods of high water, connect the trail to stream crossings, and achieve the North Country Trail Association-Allegheny National Forest Chapter’s goal of have trail shelter within a reasonable day’s walk to back it up. users of long-distance trails.
For more information, a framework document is available for download at:
Printed copies are available on request.
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