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Back by popular demand. Once again, we’re going for a bike ride on an abandoned section of the Pennsylvania
Turnpike through 2 long dark tunnels. Hill Tunnel is just under 1⁄2 mile long and the Sideling Hill Tunnel is over 1 mile
Enter this address in your GPS or Google Maps app: 3007 Pump Station Road, Waterfall, PA. Or use these
coordinates: 40°02'52.0"N 78°05'41.8"W. Turn right off Pump Station road onto a narrow driveway to the parking lot. Meet there, at the trailhead at 11 AM.
If you don’t own a GPS or a smart phone and need help finding the trailhead, I’ll meet you at turnpike exit 180 - Fort Littleton. Just a few feet after the toll booth, turn right into a small parking lot. You’ll
find restrooms here, there are none at the trailhead. I’ll meet you there at 10:30 and show you the way.
It's a 10 mile ride to the west end of the trail, 20 miles out and back. The tunnels are REALLY DARK so you’ll need a flashlight.
Also, bring your lunch and beverage of choice. We’ll have a tailgate social at the end of our ride.
Email your questions to Len Neidig at [masked]
On this date in July, forget the twisty-turny local (and crowded) favorite Yellow Breeches and opt for majestic sweeping views
on the longest and largest river on the eastern seaboard – the Susquehanna River. We’ll meet and arrange a shuttle on the
Juniata River just above Duncannon at 10 AM on Saturday, July 24 at the Amity Hall PFC ramp/parking area (53 River Rd., Duncannon). If you prefer, navigate to this dropped pin on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5wq5nH2kuqRRq9er6). The shuttle is 8.7 miles to Dauphin Boro’s take-out (for those of you unfamiliar with this site, another dropped pin: https://goo.gl/maps/W7bU5jvcAaqf4FUZ7).
After conducting the shuttle, enjoy a 9-mile float in your canoe or kayak down the beautiful Susquehanna River, navigating the occasional ledge, exploring islands and multiple river channels, chatting up a storm with
SSC buddies you’ve not seen for a long pandemic year, and spotting Bald Eagles, Great and Snowy Egrets, Ospreys and Great Blue Herons by the dozens as we go.
For those interested in further socializing after taking out and collecting vehicles left at the put-in, we can try to snag a table or two on the deck at Dauphin’s Stoney Creek Inn. Since we’re putting in at a PA
Fish & Boat Commission Ramp, current unpowered boat stickers are a good idea to avoid those pesky fines. You can obtain
yours online at https://huntfish.pa.gov/.
This paddle trip is being organized by Pam & Len Neidig – if you have any questions, call or text Pam at[masked] or [masked], and Len at[masked] or [masked]. If river
conditions merit a change in route, look for an email blast from SSC no later than Thursday, July 22.
National Parks Tour for Susquehanna Ski Club Sept 18-28th, 2021 with an optional additional night and tour to Hoover Dam. We will fly into and start out trip under the neon lights of Las Vegas. We will make our way by motor coach to the flame-colored walls of six national parks throughout Arizona and Utah, including Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks. Also included in this trip are a Lake Powell boat cruise through stunning Glen Canyon and a 4-wheel drive ride through the Navajo Nation’s majestic Monument Valley. Included 5 dinners, 10 breakfasts, backcountry barbecues, wine tastings, and rustic, resort lodges within the National Parks. All of this for $3795 double occupancy. $4938 for single occupancy (limited availability) and $3556 for triple occupancy are also options. Optional extra night post trip add ($91 double/$147 single) and Hoover Dam tour ($105) If 5 more people sign up for this trip, further discounts may apply. Please see our website for more information.
SSC is returning to Ski Town; USA and you won’t want to miss it! We will be staying at the club favorite, Ptarmigan Inn
which is newly renovated and located at the base of the mountain for a true ski in ski out experience. You will enjoy
famed champagne powder, annual snowfall over 330 inches, 3000 acres of terrain with 165 trails that are a mix of
groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, and legendary glades. State of the art lighting illuminates selected trails
for night skiing. The Ptarmigan amenities include onsite restaurant and lounge with outdoor fire pits, complimentary
high speed wireless access, in room refrigerators, on site ski storage, sauna, outdoor pool and hot tub. Ski Time
Square is easily accessible by foot with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs. The town of Steamboat Springs with
its authentic western atmosphere is a short bus ride away and the bus stop is within 200 yards of the hotel. For those
who wish to take a mid-week break from skiing or boarding, there are opportunities to enjoy the famous Strawberry
Park natural hot springs, snowmobiling, cross country skiing or evening sleigh rides.
This trip includes roundtrip airfare
from BWI to Hayden (only a 35-minute drive to the Ptarmigan!), bus transportation to and from airports, a daily hot
breakfast, group porterage, a 5-day lift ticket and a welcome party. Optional side trips are being considered. SSC’s
standard package is priced at $2,200.00 per person double occupancy.
To join us on this trip, please submit a
completed trip application and $700 deposit made out to SSC to trip leader, Barb Collier, 5608 Twilight Dr. Harrisburg,
PA 17111. For more information, contact Barb at ([masked] or[masked]).