Hike: Thursday, May 23, 2013

About the hike

Forest trail in Black Moshannon State Park

The optional hike will be held at nearby Black Moshannon State Park. We will be hiking the Moss-Hanne Trail around the top end of the Black Moshannon lake. It is the purple trail on the map (PDF).

Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Hike Schedule

The hike with lunch intermission will take approximately 4-5 hours. The buses will be waiting at the end of the trail at 12:30pm and depart at 2:00pm. There is potential for a bus to leave earlier if enough hikers have flight departures to catch and you are fast hikers. This 1.5 hours of extra time will make a difference and will provide ample time for folks heading out of the University Park Airport to catch flights to all 3 locations supported by the airport.

NOTE: The buses will be picking up hikers from the front entrance of the Days Inn Penn State Hotel.

Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast for Hike Participants
Atrium -- Main Floor, Days Inn Penn State Hotel
8:30 a.m. Board the Buses -- Hike Participants Front entrance, Days Inn Penn State Hotel
9:00 a.m. Bus Departure from the Days Inn -- Travel to Black Moshannon State Park for the hike  
12:00 p.m. Lunch (provided) Black Moshannon State Park
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Estimated Return to the Days Inn Front entrance, Days Inn Penn State Hotel

What to bring/wear

Hikers should bring waterproof footwear as parts of the trail can be wet (in a bog). Spring in Pennsylvania is a wet season, so rain gear is also advised.

Lunch will be provided at the head of the trail so bring a pack to carry your water, food, binoculars and plant identification guides.

Directions to Black Moshannon State Park

About Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting.

log cabins located at Black Moshannon State Park