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St Peter's Village, PA State Game Lands, Horseshoe Trail, Crow's Nest NLT*

 11 mi.             Class 2  (Rolling Hills and some rocks on trail)   

DESCRIPTION: Join us starting in St. Peter's Village for a hike through adjacent Pa. Game Lands, the Horse-Shoe Trail and the Natural Lands Trust* Crow's Nest. ADDED: There will be a bailout loop of about 5 miles. Rain is forecast and we may shorten the hike and head for the bar if it is heavy.

BRING: Water, snack and lunch. Boots recommended. This is a hard start time so plan to be there 20 minutes early. HIKE WILL LEAVE AT 9 A.M. SHARP unless you call and indicate you are close by. 

DIRECTIONS: Take the Schuylkill Expressway to King of Prussia. Exit 202 south and follow signs for Rt 422 west.Merge onto US-422 W via the ramp to Pottstown. Exit onto PA-100 S/Pottstown Pike toward W Chester. Turn right ontoPA-23 W/Ridge Rd. Turn right onto St Peters Rd. Slight left to stay on St Peters Rd. Drive past the Saint Peter's Inn and Saint Peter's Bakery & Cafe  to the large lot on the left. Look for my silver Infinity SUV with the back hatch open. 

Leader: Larry Priori[masked]

IMPORTANT: Per PTC standard practice you will be asked to sign a waiver when you arrive at the meeting place. Hikers are expected to follow the PTC hiking guidelines ( Please review the hike description and decide if it matches your abilities. 

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  • Larry

    Our Saturday hike was lightly attended due to weather conditions, but two awesome hikers, Terry and Carol, from Philadelphia Trail Club and IHB joined me for a 9 1/2 mile slippery, rainsoaked trek through Pa. State Game Lands, HorseShoe Trail and Natural Land's Trust Crow's Nest. It was so good we felt sorry for all the folks who stayed home. There was a light rain for most of the hike, with some real downpour for the last three miles but my partners were just awesome, developing a scoring system for rating recoveries from falls and near falls. I think Terry won first honors for a particularly graceful recovery at about the nine mile mark. I have to apologize for any communications difficulties. There is virtually NO phone service in the St. Peter's Village area so any attempts to communicate with me prior to or during the hike went unreceived and unanswered. Bottom Line, we had a blast.

    January 12, 2014

  • Susan

    Sorry I worked later than scheduled last night thought

    January 11, 2014

  • Larry

    No problem Theresa, hope to see you soon.

    January 11, 2014

  • Theresa

    It's 6:30 a.m. and that's why I changed my RSVP to no. Usually at PTC every weekend as avid day hiker on weekends.

    January 11, 2014

  • Susan

    Are we still on for tomorrow

    January 10, 2014

  • Deborah L.

    Yes, that parking lot is across the street from the Inn. The Bakery/Cafe is also nearby. You can't miss Larry!

    December 29, 2013

  • Larry

    Hi Folks; My GPS is telling me the address is 3471 St. Peters Rd, Elverson, Pa. From rt 100 and rt 23 go about 3.5 mi west on rt 23 to a RIGHT on St Peters rd. Go past the Inn and Bakery to the large parking lot on the left. We'll be doing about 2000 ft elevation, a cable bridge crossing and some stream crossings. Bring water, snack and light lunch.

    1 · December 29, 2013

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