Friday, January 29, 2010

Trail Workshop Scheduled

Bikers, Hikers, and Horseback Riders!
The Pennsylvania Equine Council
Saturday, March 13, 2010
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Where: Park Office, Haldeman Tract, Weiser State Forrest, near Elizabethville

Registration - 8:00 – 8:15
Morning Session – 8:15-12:00, Lunch – 12:00 – 12:45, Afternoon Session – 12:45 – 4:00

WHY: the Friends of Weiser State Forrest have contacted the PA Equine Council requesting assistance in maintaining non-motorized shared-use trails. The Friends of Weiser wish to keep the trails open to all users and would like all users to become involved in maintaining these trails. Without your assistance, trails and access could be severely restricted or possibly eliminated.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All outdoor enthusiasts (particularly hikers, mountain-bikers and equestrians) concerned about the future of and access to recreational public lands.

WORKSHOP CONTENT: Trail layout, construction, maintenance techniques, tools and their proper usage, and an introduction to Leave no Trace Skills, and the Ride Smart concept.

COST: FREE!! Donuts & coffee will be provided in the morning as well as lunch.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required for materials preparation

Name, address, telephone number, email,
and interests (hiker, biker, horse enthusiast, scouts, DCNR, etc.).

From Harrisburg rte 81take 322 west 11.3 miles to rte 147 north, take 147 north 6.4 miles to the only red light in Halifax, from the red light take 225 north 9.3 miles, at the Weiser State Forest sign turn right on Mountain House Road. Once on Mountain House Road follow the signs to Weiser. Go .6 miles and make the first left onto Dietrich Road, go .6 miles to the stop sign & turn right, still on Dietrich go .9 miles to the Y and bear right on White Oak Road into Weiser State Forest. Go past the maintenance sheds and the snowmobile parking lot, the office is on your left.

For more info and/or to pre-register contact: Jim Theurer, 717-433-8694 or

Note: If you've been thinking about getting involved in trailbuilding or helping RCST with trailwork/maintenance, we recommend you attend this workshop.

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