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Welcome to the AMC - Delaware Valley Chapter Meetup site. The AMC is the Northeast's oldest outdoors club and one of its most respected. The AMC is built on the pillars of conservation, outdoors education and in getting people outdoors. Our "About" page provides more information about the AMC and our Chapter. We ask that when you join you submit a photo and tell us a little about yourself. It's not mandatory that you provide this information but it's useful to many members who want to meet people with similar interests.

Our activity leaders are experienced outdoors people who volunteer their time and expertise. All leaders receive training in activity and risk management prior to leading Chapter activities. Safety is always our number one concern. We recognize that hiking and our other activities involve elements of risk that cannot be avoided. Participants must accept the risk and take responsibility for their own safety.

NOTE: Some activities may require that you also register on the club Activities Database electronic registration system. In that case, follow the trip leaders link to register.

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Backpacking Elk State Forest

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Ready to get out in the Pennsylvania wilds where not many footsteps have been made? Are you prepared to be way out into the wilderness where the elk and deer roam freely? Are you physically and mentally prepared for this three day strenuous backpack?

This point to point backpacking trip is a challenging 35 mile route with an elevation gain over 5830ft. We will be hiking through the Pennsylvania wilderness at a moderate pace stopping periodically to make sure everyone is together as a team. Our daily hiking miles will be a little over 10 miles per day.

Screening
I will be asking more details about yourself and your gear in this process; it is for your safety.

What to Bring
We will discuss the proper gear. Sharing of gear lists will be required if we have not backpacked previously.

Meeting Location:
We will meet early Saturday July 2nd morning to start the backpacking. Campsites will be reserved at Sizerville State Park for the night prior to beginning. You might be responsible for reserving your own campsite. Address: 199 E Cowley Run Rd, Emporium, PA 15834 (GPS:[masked],[masked])

IN ORDER TO CONSIDERED TO BE REGISTERED, YOU MUST REGISTER ELECTRONICALLY FROM THIS WEB PAGE HERE: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/137650/

Did you know, you don't have to be an AMC Member to join our activities.

Severe Weather will cancel.

French Creek Sunday Morning Hike (vigorous)

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PLEASE SIGN UP IN THE OTHER COPY OF THIS EVENT FOR THE SAME DATE. THIS ONE WAS POSTED AS A DUPLICATE AND I WILL BE DELETING IT SHORTLY...
THANKS! - JAY

Join us on the trails at French Creek State Park. Expect a moderate pace for around 8 to 10 miles. This hike is rated "vigorous.” It is not geared to be a workout hike. We will take time to stop for breaks at the top of hills and as needed to keep the group together.

The distance range allows me to use and modify routes collectively covering all areas of the park. Expect less than 1500 feet total elevation gain the whole hike.

The starting location is at the French Creek State Park PLAYground. This is 800 feet southwest of the Hopewell Lake boat ramp parking area. The GPS coordinates are[masked],[masked]. Modern bathrooms at the start. We meet there at 8:30 AM and leave soon after. We normally finish up before 1 PM. Bring water plus a snack if desired. Wear cold weather gear as needed. We will stop to de-layer once we start moving. I have cell phone coverage in the park at the start.

Vaccinations or a recent COVID test are required for all attendees on this hike. Please read the official AMC section on COVID Vaccination requirements. Note that the volunteer is the AMC hike leader. I believe we are unlikely to be socially distanced.

I only cancel this hike due to adverse weather conditions which make it unsafe to drive or hike. Check Meetup comments. I’ll update the AMC database status too.

Well behaved dogs can come on this hike as long as they can keep up with the group. Owners of dogs not on leashes will be asked to leave the hike. Please post a Meetup comment in advance if you are planning to bring your pet.

On-line registration in the AMC system is not required for this hike; Please use Meetup. (Look for event listings from this page if you are not already in Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Appalachian-Mountain-Club-Delaware-Valley-Chapter/ ). Update your RSVPs if your plans change. All participants will need to agree to and sign a paper AMC legal waver sheet just prior to the hike.

AMC COVID STATEMENT

AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

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French Creek Sunday Morning Hike (vigorous)

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Join us on the trails at French Creek State Park. Expect a moderate pace for around 8 to 10 miles. This hike is rated "vigorous.” It is not geared to be a workout hike. We will take time to stop for breaks at the top of hills and as needed to keep the group together.

The distance range allows me to use and modify routes collectively covering all areas of the park. Expect less than 1500 feet total elevation gain the whole hike.

The starting location is at the French Creek State Park PLAYground. This is 800 feet southwest of the Hopewell Lake boat ramp parking area. The GPS coordinates are[masked],[masked]. Modern bathrooms at the start. We meet there at 8:30 AM and leave soon after. We normally finish up before 1 PM. Bring water plus a snack if desired. Wear cold weather gear as needed. We will stop to de-layer once we start moving. I have cell phone coverage in the park at the start.

Vaccinations or a recent COVID test are required for all attendees on this hike. Please read the official AMC section on COVID Vaccination requirements. Note that the volunteer is the AMC hike leader. I believe we are unlikely to be socially distanced.

I only cancel this hike due to adverse weather conditions which make it unsafe to drive or hike. Check Meetup comments. I’ll update the AMC database status too.

Well behaved dogs can come on this hike as long as they can keep up with the group. Owners of dogs not on leashes will be asked to leave the hike. Please post a Meetup comment in advance if you are planning to bring your pet.

On-line registration in the AMC system is not required for this hike; Please use Meetup. (Look for event listings from this page if you are not already in Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Appalachian-Mountain-Club-Delaware-Valley-Chapter/ ). Update your RSVPs if your plans change. All participants will need to agree to and sign a paper AMC legal waver sheet just prior to the hike.

AMC COVID STATEMENT

AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

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Valley Forge Thursday Morning Weekly Hike

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Join us on a weekly 5/7 mile hike on various trails in Valley Forge Park. Pace will be moderate. Bring water, snacks and comfortable footwear. No dogs please. Rain or snow will cancel. Any questions call Joe at[masked] or email me at [masked] Meet at the Knox's Quarters parking lot on Route 252 at 10:00 AM

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Thursday Evening Hike at Valley Forge - Moderate

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