Because of the late change, I've open it up to the first 12 that sign up with a normal waiting list, so if you do sign up then change you mind, please change your rsvp as soon as you make that decision.
Note: If you put your name on the waiting list then you will get an email inviting you to decide whether or not you are going to join in this hike a few days before the hike. The first 12 people who respond to that email will be listed as participants in the hike. Those who don't respond to the email will remain on the waiting list which will then operate as a normal waiting list.
I go on these hikes whether or not anyone else joins in, but I need to know if others are joining as I will wait at the trailhead for late arriving participants.
A new leanto was completed this spring on the Bova Ski Trail in Allegany State Park (replacing one that had been remove a few years ago.
This is a day use only leanto - no camping allowed.
It can be reached via the the trail from the Bova Ski Area on a 2 mile loop trail, but that would be too short to justify the drive to Allegany State Park.
So instead we will start at the Summit area and use the Paterson Ski trail to reach the Bova Ski Trail, stop at the leanto for lunch, then return on the Snow Snake Ski Trail.
Total mileage will be about 9 miles, however, we can reduce that to 7.5 with one 50 yard bushwhack between points on the Snow Snake trail if needed.
A waiver of liability will be required. You can download it, fill it in on your computer, then return it to me by email. Failure to return the waiver will preclude you from participating in this hike. Here is the link to the release form: Release of Liability
Link to G4Map of planned hike.
Link to elevation profile of planned hike.