September 7, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Susquehanna 29.6 Mile Supported Super Hike!
On September 7, 2013, the Keystone Trails Association is proud to sponsor the Susquehanna Super Hike, a 29.6 mile hiking/trail runner challenge event for adventurous hikers and trail runners on the scenic rolling river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge.
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This daunting hike and trail run on the Mason-Dixon and Conestoga Trails alternates breathtaking vistas with steep descents into dark, scenic hollows followed by strenuous climbs to the next vista. Prepare yourself for the steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ravines of the Susquehanna Super Hike, an arduous, undulating and challenging course.
Although the Super Hike is a supremely challenging timed event, the challenge is not to "win" or "come in first", but to finish the hike in one day. For many participants, the Super Hike is the ultimate test of physical fitness and mental toughness. "Winning" is the personal satisfaction that comes with finishing the hike in the allotted time.
The event course will traverse both sides of the Susquehanna River in York and Lancaster Counties. The Super Hike will begin at 7:00 AM at the Otter Creek Campground on Rt. 425 in York County and mostly follows the Mason Dixon Trail south to the Norman Wood Bridge. From there it connects with the Conestoga Trail, crossing the bridge and continuing north while paralleling the Susquehanna River. It finally finishes at the Pequea Creek Campground, one mile east of the village of Pequea in Lancaster County.
Just a few of the highlights include Urey Overlook, Oakland Run, historic Lock 12, crossing the Susquehanna River on the Norman Wood Bridge, Kelly’s Run, the Pinnacle Overlook, Tucquan Creek, House Rock Vista and Wind Cave. In this timed event, runners will release through the starting gate ahead of the hikers.
Participants are required - for safety reasons - to reach each checkpoint within a certain time period and to complete the hike no later than 6:30 PM (11 1/2 hours from the start). This requires a minimum pace of almost 2.5 miles per hour for the entire route.
All participants will receive:
• Transportation to the starting point
• A Susquehanna Super Hike t-shirt
• Food and beverages at all checkpoints
• Post-event picnic
• One-year membership to the Keystone Trails Association
Hope to see you on the trail!
Go Team MAHG!!!!!!