Backpack the Black Forest Trail, South Side

  • November 9, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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We will do the south side of the Black Forest Trail loop, picking up where we left off in Oct. The south side is 22 miles, and includes 900' and 1100' climbs. We'll do it as a loop to avoid shuttling cars. The plan is to leave Fri and camp out near the cars Fri night so as to get as early a start Sat as possible. After camping along the trail Sat night, we'll get back to the cars on Sun, probably mid afternoon.

Just to let everyone know what they're in for, Sat will be 13.5 mi, including major climbs of 500' and 1000'.  Sun will be 7 mi, featuring 1100' and 800' climbs.

It will be slow going and, since daylight is at a premium this time of year, be sure to bring a headlamp.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Not quite as hard as the north side, but still very challenging with 1100' and 800' foot climbs. These ladies are really tough and ready for anything trail or nature throws at them!

    November 13, 2012

  • Bill W

    Very nice pics!

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Trip with a Great Group! I learned a lot from you all on this trip...can't wait to hike again-with a much smaller pack of course!

    November 12, 2012

  • Dayana R.

    Thank you George!!! That was an awesome hike!!!

    November 12, 2012

  • brown_maureen

    Great trip, despite the unexpectedly poor weather on Saturday. Challenging but fun!

    November 12, 2012

  • Cecilia

    Crazy trip with great people. Difficult trail with a lot of obstacles but amazing views. Thanks George for all you do for us!

    November 12, 2012

  • Cecilia

    Hey George. I was going to bring my stove but then I'm not going to bring any food that needs to cook on it besides coffee/tea in the morning. If you and Misty have one, we should be ok if I leave mine home, right?

    November 7, 2012

  • Dayana R.

    Yeah i can leve by noon... Getting a ride with Misty to the park and ride :-)

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    George-how close to the car are we camping on friday? Is there any hiking on friday?

    November 5, 2012

  • jim

    I had my weekends mixed up. Is the Black Forest still on or are you guys talking about something else?

    November 1, 2012

  • Dayana R.

    Honestly, I'm not sure if I can get out of work but I'll try.

    October 31, 2012

  • brown_maureen

    I can probably leave by Noon on Friday 11/9. One question: I do not have a backpacking stove. Would we be able to share?

    October 29, 2012

    • Cecilia

      i have a stove and george probably has 3 (lol)... we can share :)

      October 29, 2012

  • Cecilia

    carpool at conshohocken park and ride? meeting time? i can head straight there after work and leave earlier if necessary.

    October 26, 2012

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