From Friday August 18 to 20 the Keystone Trail Association
(KTA) and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation
(PPFF) will be sponsoring organized hikes in the Forbes State Forest and Linn Run State Park complex located in Western Pennsylvania surrounding Laurel Mountain Ski Area. Somerset Trust, the lessee of the ski area, and the DCNR State Park division will allow camping at the ski area for the event and the Laurel Lodge will be open for bathroom facilities (no showers and no potable water) as well as programs and entertainment. Bottled water will be sold for a generous price, proceeds to benefit the Friend of Linn Run and Forbes State Forest (Outdoor Commission), a charter member of the PPFF. The bathhouse at nearby Linn Run State Park will be available.
If you've ever been interested in Laurel Mountain but never took the chance to ski there, this would be a great opportunity to hike the ski area as well as participate in other organized and guided hikes throughout the State Forest. Organized hikes for all ability levels will be offered.
There is a $10.00 registration fee and a $10.00 camping fee payable to the Keystone Trail Association. Breakfasts and bagged lunches are available for both days and a catered cookout will be held at the ski area, at an additional cost for each.
Registration deadline is August 1. As of this writing, information and registration forms aren't available online. You can link through the KTA link or write for more information at:
Keystone Tail Association
PO Box 129