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Kennerdell Tract of Clear Creek State Forest backpacking

This is a Co-Meetup with the NEOH backpacking Club.

For this trip, we will be hiking a ten-mile loop in the Clear Creek Sate Forest (PA) Kennerdell tract. The terrain is fairly easy. But we will have two good-sized hills. They aren’t very long, but they are steep enough to get your heart pumping! 

Lat/Long for five points parking lot: N[masked] W[masked] Link for a Map: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/D_000873.pdf

Also: Kennerdell Tract

Basic itinerary Saturday May 10, 2014 (6 miles): We will meet at the Five Points parking lot at around 1000. From the parking lot, we will follow a series of interconnecting trails southeast to Dennison Run. From Dennison Run we will head uphill to the Kennerdell overlook. After the overlook we will head back downhill to the Dennison Run trail, and follow it out to the River trail. Then we follow the river trail north to Danner Camp. Sunday May 11, 2014 (4 miles): I’d like to hit the trail around by 9am. (But if no one is in a hurry I’m ok with a lazy morning!) From Danner camp, we will take the Pipeline trail up the hill and back out to the cars. 

This trip is "self-sustained" (ie. no community food option; you provide your own food, gear, and transportation). Please contact Chris Rearick with any questions.

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  • Petra

    If anyone wants a copy without all my comments added, just let me know and I'll send them to you. I just downloaded Picasa and was having fun with it. I also wanted to see if MeetUp supported it.

    May 21, 2014

    • Chris

      Regardless, thanks for posting the pics- I actually found the subtitles interesting!

      May 21, 2014

    • Petra

      Thanks Chris! When I get back from Canada, I'll be doing the Minister Creek trip. I just found it annoying that captions are on the individual picture page, but not on the slide show. Mike has some great ones.

      May 22, 2014

  • Chris

    Another great trip to PA- thanks again goes out to Fairweather for a great time.

    May 11, 2014

  • Chris R.

    sorry it took so long to reply. my phone number is 8144934776. This will probably be my last chance to backpack for awhile. So i might hit the trail friday, and camp near the trailhead. if anyone is interested in joining me let me know.

    May 6, 2014

    • Petra

      Thanks for the invite Chris, but I will be taking in the musical/cultural offering of Godspell at Holy Name High on Friday at 7:30pm. My daughters have a duet so if anyone wants to join me... Yes, a proud mama is bragging. I'll see you bright and early on Sat.

      May 7, 2014

  • William A. W.

    Fairweather, I got your e-mail and as much as I'd love to backpack with you, I just can't this weekend. Our Mother's Day is actually on Saturday. Plus, I'm car camping at Mohican on Friday night. I'm sorry and we'll miss hiking with you I guess until this fall. Keep me posted about your new child and Tom and I still want to do the car camp/gun range thing with you, so if you're up to that, we're game. Have a great trip!

    Bill

    May 6, 2014

  • Chris

    Fairweather- what's your number just so anyone can contact you if needed that morning?

    May 5, 2014

  • Shelly D.

    I don't have any time restrictions for Sunday. As for directions, I thought I would drive straight there from my place in Canfield, because it would be backtracking for me to go to Cleve., but the map here will not locate the directions & neither will the map app on my phone.

    May 5, 2014

  • Petra

    Since there are only 4 of us going, would you all like to car pool? Let me know where you live and see if we can fix something up.

    May 4, 2014

  • Vicki

    couldn't think of a better mothers day for me...but have a wedding to go to saturday...:(

    May 4, 2014

    • Petra

      Aw Vicki, I wish you could come. I missed you last time.

      May 4, 2014

  • Chris R.

    I've been backpacking for over twenty years. over the years i have collected (hoarded) a lot of gear. So if you need to barrow some gear. i would be happy to help. things i can lend out:
    five water filters,
    two sleeping bags,
    three thermarest pads,
    1 pair of down booties,
    two down jackets,
    a bunch of stoves,
    more cook sets than i can count,
    a few tarps, and one tent.
    trekking poles i have more than whats on this list. if you need anything let me know i my be able to help.

    chris/fairweather

    May 4, 2014

  • Petra

    Chris, if we get back before 5pm that would work out very well for me. I can take the kids to mass with me and then have dinner at home of course. I'll have the best of 2 worlds!

    May 3, 2014

    • Chris R.

      even if we stick to the original itinerary you should be home well before five. If we hit the trail by nine we have four miles to cover. At one mile per hour we would still get back to our cars by 1pm (1300).

      May 3, 2014

  • Chris R.

    When I set this trip up I didn’t realize that the 11th was mother’s day. After thinking about it I might have a solution that will work. If we rearrange the trails we hike we could camp a short distance from the cars Saturday night. This way we could be back at the cars between 9 and 10 Sunday morning. Kennerdell is about a two hour drive from Cleveland. I figure this way most of you could be home in time for lunch on mother’s day.
    Let me know what you think
    Chris/fairweather

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Petra

    My youngest has already told me that it's Mother's Day so I get to do what I want :) Still don't know if he really means that though...

    May 2, 2014

  • Darwin M.

    Mother's Day!

    May 1, 2014

  • William A. W.

    Aw shucks Fairweather, why did ya have to post a trip over Mother's Day? I think my mom will write me out of her will if I join it...Maybe next time...

    May 1, 2014

  • Two T.

    I've not been home since the Minister trip. I better go and see what needs done!

    April 30, 2014

  • Maria Z

    Oops, I jumped the gun and forgot it was Mother's Day weekend.

    April 29, 2014

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