Past News

September 25, 2019

On Friday, September 27, a work trip is planned to work on the Tuscarora Trail that crosses over the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  We’ll be cutting brush and blowdowns.

We’ll meet in front of the gate of the Pennsylvania Turnpike maintenance facility at 24455 locke Road, Shade Gap, PA, at 8:30am.

Useful tools to bring include brush cutters, loppers, and saws for certified sawyers.

Bring lunch, water, and gloves.

Sekptember 17, 2019

Saturday, September 21, a Yankee Clippers work trip is planned on the Tuscarora Trail in Pennsylvania.  We'll meet at 8:30am in the parking lot on Elk Hill Road at the intersection of PA233.  This is 8.1 miles north of Newville on route 233.  The Tuscarora Trail crosses the highway here.  Apologies for the late notice.

We'll work on clearing brush and blowdowns between Elk Hill Road and the Bill Miller Trail.

Useful tools include loppers and brush-cutters..

Certified chain-sawyers should bring chainsaws.

September 1, 2019

Saturday, September 7, there will be a Yankee Clippers work trip on the AT in Pennsylvania.  We'll meet in the parking lot at the intersection of US30 and PA233 at Caledonia State Park by 8:45am so we can organize and leave by 9am.

We'll work on waterbars, checkdams, and drainage problems and also to clear the trees that fell on the hammock stand at the Toms Run shelter..

Useful tools include rock bars, shovels, mattocks, mcleods, fire rakes, and loppers.

Certified chain-sawyers should bring chainsaws.

August 9, 2019

The next Tuscarora Trail work trips are scheduled for Thursday, August 15 and Saturday, August 17.   

The plan is to work Thursday on the McClures Gap section of the Tuscarora if there is a 4x4 pickup truck available to drive us up the Florence Jones Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary interior road to the gap.  Otherwise we’ll try to work on the trail section over the PA turnpike.  On Saturday we’ll try to work on the section between McClures Gap and route 74.  Again, a 4x4 pickup will be needed to get us to the site.

Certified sawyers should bring chainsaws.  Also bring loppers, pruning saws, and brushcutters.  Bring lunch, water, and gloves and plan to be out in an isolated area all day.

Let me know what days you can help.  The work location will depend on a volunteer or two with a truck.  We’ll meet either at the Reineman sanctuary parking lot in from of the classrooms or in front of the PA turnpike maintenance site on Locke Road at 24455 Locke Road Shade Gap, PA, at 8:30am.

The sanctuary parking lot can be reached by driving north from Carlisle on Pennsylvania route 74 past Waggoners Gap and continuing down the other side of the Mountain.  At the bottom of the grade take the first road on your left which will be Greens Valley Road.  Drive about 0.6 miles to the sanctuary entrance on the left and proceed to the parking area.  The sign to the sanctuary may not be evident until just reaching the driveway.

The turnpike maintenance site can be reached by driving west from Fannettesburg on the Fannettsburg/Burnt Cabins Road over the mountain about 3.4 miles and turning right on Locke Road.  Drive about 2 miles on Locke Road to the entrance to the turnpike maintenance site.

Auguest, 2019
The Annual Charlie Irvin Corn Roast  will be held on Saturday, August 3, at Little Cove Cabin.  The North Chapter will supply corn, hamburgers, hot dogs and the fixings.  Every thing else will be pot luck.  Prior to the corn roast some work will be done on the Tuscarora Trail instead of the AT.  The cabin will be available Friday and Saturday nights plus Sunday morning.

Blowdowns have been reported on the Tuscarora Trail section over the turnpike.  Brush cutting is also needed.  In addition blowdowns have been reported on the section between Fannettsburg Road and Cowans Gap State Park.

Useful tools are expected to be brush cutters, loppers, a chainsaw for the blowdowns.

For the trail work we'll meet at the gate to the Silberman Trail Center at 11200  Aughwick Road at 8:30am.  This is about five miles north of Cowans Gap State Park.  We'll quit work so we can be back at Little Cove Cabin for the corn roast by 2pm or earlier.

July 18, 2019

Yankee Clippers Work Trip Cancelled

The scheduled Tuscarora Trail work trip for Saturday, July 20, is cancelled due to the forecast for high temperatures.