SPRING CAMPING & Waterfall Hike at Rickett's Glen State Park (PA)

 

FULL!  NO MORE SPOTS AT THIS TIME.  IF A SPOT OPENS, I'LL SEND OUT NOTICE.

This is one of the most popular camping trips for a very, very good reason.  Definitely, a NOT TO BE MISSED!   In fact, reservations for sites are being made months in advance to get the best ones!  For May 2013, let's be the one of the first to do camping and hiking at Rickett's Glen State Park in Pennsylvania!  This is a hidden gem that is becoming more and more famous for its "Falls Trail."  In 2009, Backpacker Magazine deemed Falls Trail as one of the best day hikes in the East.  This was also a Reader's choice in 2010.  The Falls Trail is a 7.2 mile easy to moderate hike and features 24 waterfalls!  Yes, this is totally a WATERFALL hike...I've not seen anything like it in the East...so a must see!  I've had two meetup groups who have gone on this trip and the reviews are always the same -- the hike lived up to the hype!  The drive to Rickett's Glen is about 3.5-4 hours but definitely worth the effort!

Curious?  You can see some photos here and trail description:

http://www.pahikes.com/trails/ricketts-glen-state-park/146-hiking-the-falls-trail-at-ricketts-glen-state-park

Campground: We'll be staying at the scenic Rickett's Glen State park.  Our campsites are right next to the lake.  There are picnic tables, faucets, showers and toilets at the campground.  We're staying at family campsites so the cost is higher than normal.  If we get more people than anticipated and need more space, I can reserve additional sites assuming sites are still available.  At this time, I have 10 sites reserved, 20 tent spots.

Itinerary:

May 17, Friday: We drive to the campground.  Check in is at 3pm.

May 18, Saturday: We get up and have breakfast.  Afterwards, we do the Falls Hike trail with a start time of around 10 am.  Dinner around the campfire in the evening.

May 19, Sunday: Breakfast and chillax around the fire.  Check out is at 3pm.

Cost: $35 per tent spot.  Each site allows only for 2 tents.  This includes the 2 nights at the campground and firewood (plus paypal fees).   I may secure more if more people sign up.

How to reserve: You must pay to play.  Your spot is reserved once a payment is received.  RSVP'ing YES does NOT reserve you a spot.

Don't wait until the last minute to reserve.  By experience, this event gets full very quickly.  You can send your payment via paypal thru this link:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BH7SF5EQM7T5J

Paid spots (20 tent sites / 10 campsites with 2 tents per site):

1. Marinel

2. Jassem

3. Madhu

4. Karthick

5. Ian

6.Mike T.

7. Mike M. + guest

8. Trevor

9. Sean

10. Nazza

11.Ashley

12. Christina Q.

13. Shanna

14. Jasmin

15. Lauren D.

16. Kirupa+guest

17. Greg L

18. Bob

19. Nate

20. Steve H.

 

 

Tent: The site allows for 2 tents max so sharing tents is encouraged.  In the comment section, please note if you can share or require tent space.

Ride: If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please post that on the comment section.  You're responsible for securing your own ride to the event.

Food: Food will be potluck style.  We're looking at 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts for the group.  Lunch on Saturday will be on your own as we will be on the trail.  I will send out a food list to paid attendees as we get closer to the date so we know who's bringing what.

Gear: A list will be sent to paid attendees.

Pets: Sorry - no furry friends allowed at the campsites.

Directions: You can google Rickett's Glen State Park and obtain directions to the park.  The address is 695 State Route 487 Benton, PA 17814.  The park is 30 miles north of Bloomsburg on PA 487.

Cancellation/Transfer policy: Cancellation is allowed only if a replacement is found and up until May 7, 2013.  Cancellation fee is $10.  No refunds/tranfers/cancellations allowed after May 7, 2013.

NOTE: When you decide to cancel, please email me directly so I can find a replacement for you.  Do not solicit a replacement on your own.

Questions?  Feel free to send me an email.

RSVP is open until all spots are filled.

 

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  • Nazzarena

    Did by any chance someone find a pair of sunglasses? How about a micro USB cable? Thanks!

    May 24, 2013

  • DMtrekker

    Thanks all for a wonderful time and contributing in your own way to making this memorable. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Hand seems to be healing... Thanks to those who nursed me back to health. Hope to see you on the trail again!

    3 · May 19, 2013

    • Darwin

      Hands?? Didi you to play whit the burning charcoal?

      May 19, 2013

    • Ashley D.

      It was such a great weekend. Thanks too Marinel for organizing and to everyone who came! Enjoyed your company and contributions.

      1 · May 19, 2013

  • DMtrekker

    Can someone buy charcoals? Our car is so packed. Please message me if you can.

    May 17, 2013

    • Bob G

      I have a big bag of charcoal

      May 17, 2013

    • DMtrekker

      Ok, thanks!

      May 17, 2013

  • Nazzarena

    Anyone taking route 15 to Harrisburg fom DC area trough Frederick. Can soneone stop by to shsre ride?

    May 17, 2013

    • Nazzarena

      Yes please. You should be here at 8:00 8:30. [masked]

      May 17, 2013

    • Lauren

      ok - i just texted you my number. see you in a few hours!

      May 17, 2013

  • Nate

    From past experiences here, it's a state park, and they don't allow alcohol so keep that in mind. Be discrete, and you'll be fine, but I remember last time plenty of people had all kinds of booze confiscated by park rangers who decided to take an instant dislike of us.

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds a dunk watermelon is in order

      April 30, 2013

    • Nazzarena

      Was not confiscated, we got a hefty ticket

      May 17, 2013

  • Nazzarena

    I have a tent spot I can share (small individual preferred, not snoring). Or I can also give up my spot if 2 pepole really want to go

    May 17, 2013

  • Lauren

    is there anyone (with tent) that was still trying to join this trip? i have one of the 20 spots, but no tent, so if i understand correctly, anyone who is willing to share a tent with me could still join. (i don't snore....loudly). if not i will try to borrow a tent from someone to bring for myself. thanks!

    May 13, 2013

    • Bob G

      Yes Lauren. I will bring the extra tent

      May 14, 2013

    • Lauren

      bob-- thanks so much! not sure if you will see this before you go, but i should arrive around 11:30-12 tonight.

      May 17, 2013

  • DMtrekker

    My ETA is now 8:00 pm.

    May 17, 2013

    • DMtrekker

      With shopping and pee break

      May 17, 2013

  • Mike M

    Sorry.

    May 17, 2013

  • Sean

    I'm sorry I broke my hand and will be unable to attend.

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bauum chic a bow wowwww! Let's go camping!

    3 · May 16, 2013

    • DMtrekker

      I wish we can all ride in that rasta cat van!

      1 · May 16, 2013

  • Bob G

    I'm driving from Dumfries VA and can give a ride from any spot around the beltway or I95

    May 13, 2013

  • Shanna

    I will be driving from Laurel if anyone needs a ride.

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from DC with spots available in their car? I have a tent....and a hammock if someone wants to sleep outdoors, hopefully there are trees around for it

    April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hey, i sprained my ankle and won't be able to make it up this weekend. i notified marinel though thought i should let you know too.

      May 13, 2013

    • Lauren

      ok - thanks for letting me know! hope you feel better soon!

      May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When should we start planning on what we are bringing?

    May 8, 2013

  • Patrice W.

    I'm also willing to share a tent with someone and split the costs as well as drive if more drivers are needed.

    April 21, 2013

    • Jasmin

      Partice,

      April 30, 2013

    • Jasmin

      Sorry, I meant to say I have a spot on my tent (my girl backed out of the trip), I also have space in my car for additional riders. I am not sure how many people you can have per tent, but I have a 4p tent and just me right now. If anyone is interested let me know.

      April 30, 2013

  • Darwin

    At the end won't make it this time, have something else to run.
    Enjoy and have fun guy's.

    April 29, 2013

    • Patrice W.

      Thanks Marinel :)

      April 30, 2013

    • Darwin

      I was kind of a party crasher on this one thats way my name is not in the main attendance list.

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • Jassem

    I could use a ride if anyone still has a spot in their car! I live in DC and can get to any metro stop. I also have extra space in my tent to share or an extra tent to spare if wanted.

    April 29, 2013

    • Lauren

      Hi -- I'm planning to drive from DC and take a couple others, so we should have room for you too if you want to come with.

      April 29, 2013

    • Jassem

      Hey, Thanks, Lauren! I'm actually getting a ride with Mike, but I appreciate it!

      April 30, 2013

  • Patrice W.

    Hi I'm new to the group! I'd really love to make this trip so if anyone needs to cancel I'd be willing to fill your spot :)

    April 21, 2013

  • Steve H.

    I would need a ride to this event. Anyone coming from DC with carpool space? I'll throw down on gas. Once I have a ride, I'll pay.

    March 18, 2013

    • Steve H.

      Haha, yes, and I love the show. Don't apologize at all. I get it all the time. Always happy to meet fellow fans of good television, haha.

      March 19, 2013

    • Lauren

      Hi Paul - sure, no problem. I'll be in touch with you and Steve when we get closer to the trip.

      April 10, 2013

  • Nazzarena

    I paid for a tent, do I share whith someone already or should I bring a friend?

    April 8, 2013

    • DMtrekker

      You have your own tent spot

      April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paid. Looking forward to this! Will definitely need a ride. I can meet someone anywhere that's metro accessible.

    March 19, 2013

  • Greg

    I have a truck and have room for three others and camping gear. Call me on my cell at[masked] if you want to lock down a spot.

    March 19, 2013

  • Matt

    So are there 20 campsites total or 20 tent sites?

    March 19, 2013

  • Lauren

    This sounds great! I just paid, so I assume that means my spot is reserved? I don't have a tent, so would need space. I do have a car and will be coming from DC, so I can definitely give a ride to others who need one. Look forward to meeting you all!

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, is there any spits available? How do I pay?

    February 17, 2013

  • Shanna

    I miss camping. It will be great to get out there!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    am banking on good weather! Happy to see old and new faces

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey there! I see you guys are full currently. When will you open more spots for others to pay? I would like register my husband and I.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a good time!

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marinel- thought I responded already, but yes, I'm sharing a tent with jacqui. Will work out $ details with her. Thanks!

    December 28, 2012

  • Darwin

    Thinking about join in.

    December 16, 2012

    • DMtrekker

      There are 3 spots left

      December 17, 2012

  • Mike M

    Just paid. Completely forgot last time i saw you. Lol.

    1 · December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marinel- it says 35 per tent spot... If I'm planning on sharing a tent with jaqui is it 35 each or just one payment?

    December 11, 2012

    • DMtrekker

      you split it. if you share with her, let me know..u can then just pay her 1/2. i already got $35 from jacqui.

      December 11, 2012

  • Nazzarena

    Also since you guys can come up this way I would appreciate it perhaps being picked up along i15?

    December 11, 2012

  • Mike T

    No bears this time please ;)

    December 11, 2012

  • Nazzarena

    Only if it doesn't rain ;)

    1 · December 11, 2012

  • Mike M

    Can pay on saturday.

    November 28, 2012

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