PACCSA Picnic This Weekend!!

Please join PACCSA in Pittsburgh this weekend for our annual picnic on Saturday, August 27th beginning at 12:30 PM. Come meet PACCSA's Board of Directors, learn about future projects, and enjoy a lunch of sandwiches, salads and other summer favorites.  If you've ever wanted to try rollerskiing, we'll have skate and classic models on hand with both NNN and Salomon bindings.  Just bring your boots, poles and a helmet to give them a whirl!  Some of us will also be mountain biking the trails in in Frick Park, so bring your bike if you have one!  We'll also be holding PACCSA's "annual meeting" to elect this season's Board of Directors.  

All PACCSA members and their families are invited.  If you're interested, meet us at the Law Offices of Frischman & Rizza, 7300 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208 (just up the road from the Frick Museum) beginning at 12:30 PM.  See you there!           

Laurel Mountain Trail Work!!

Please join PACCSA and the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group on Saturday, August 13 for some trail work.  We'll be focusing on squaring away some of the backcountry trails in the Northwoods and Roaring Run areas.  Meet us at 9:45 AM  at the Route 31 pole building.  DCNR will be providing water and granola bars, and be sure to bring a lunch and wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and work gloves!

PACCSA thanks our members in advance for volunteering to keep the region's Nordic ski trails in tip-top shape!   

National Bike Challenge 2016

There's still time to join the National Bike Challenge - look for team PACCSA.  We are currently team #351 nationally and #7 in Pittsburgh, with over 2000 miles logged.  Your bicycle miles can be entered on the challenge website directly, or synced automatically from Endomondo, MapMyRide and Strava.

Yellowjackets 2016 season report

2016 was a season of ups and downs - snow one week and grass the next!  Yellowjackets coaches spent far too much of the winter checking the weather forecast and looking for alternative dryland activities.  After two weeks of dryland we were literally jumping for joy to be on snow.  We had 3 on-snow sessions at Laurel Ridge and 3 dryland sessions, which were a mix of hiking, games, rollerskiing, indoor mountain biking and more hiking.  (Continued...)

Laurel Mountain - firewood ready already

PACCSA members Elizabeth Beech, Mike Blessington, Bruce Cox, Jim Logan and Bob Mazur worked hard at the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group work day on June 4, splitting an enormous heap of logs into firewood to keep skiers warm next winter.  Elizabeth said, "It was a great group of people to work with and we made a pretty good team. I'm so glad to get the chance to contribute to the places I get to play in.  I had a blast." 

Join the fun at the next LMVG workday on August 13.

 

LMVG Work Days for 2016

This year is the Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group (LMVG)’s 10th year anniversary, making it an especially important work season!  Please mark your calendars for the 2016 volunteer trail work days:

Saturday, June 4

Saturday, August 13

Saturday, September 24

More detailed information will be available closer to the trail work dates.  Register as a volunteer to receive email updates.