Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group - June 8

We will meet at 9:30 am, at the Warming Hut on Laurel Summit Road.  

We will be re-armoring the flat section of Spruce Run on top of the ridge where it connects to Towhee Trail, and we also need to install a few water bars on the steeper section of the trail. 

Wear long pants, boots, leather gloves, hat or hardhat, eye protection, and ear protection. Please pack a container for water, and bring snacks or a lunch and sunblock.  Also, please register as a DCNR conservation volunteer if you have not already done so.

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Days for 2024

2024 Trail Maintenance Dates are:

More details will be shared later on.

PA Nordic Challenge 2024

Nordic Challenge Photo Collection

Congratulations to this year's successful Nordic Challengers: Mike, Jason, Javier, Annelise, Bridger, Liliana, Heidi, Riccardo, Jim and Naomi.  Together, the challengers covered 1644 km in 244 hours.  The leaders in total distance were Riccardo (363 km), Javi (257 km) and Jason (152km), in skate skiing: Riccardo (225km), Javi (217km) and Sam (99km), in classic skiing: Heidi (139km), Jason (126km) and Annelise (82km); in ungroomed skiing: Annelise (57km), Bridger (25km) and Javi (18km).  The most popular skiing activity was classic skiing, while in the snowless days just two of us resorted to rollerskiing, two to ski-erg, two to nordic trak and seven to nordic walking.  

PACCSA groomer featured in Forest Focus

DCNR's Bureau of Forestry newsletter for winter 2024 shows a nice photo of our grooming equipment at Laurel Mountain.   Find the newsletter here.   

Minding our ski trail manners

The Cross Country Skiers' Code of Responsibility is available here and as 'Etiquette' in the 'More' section of the website's menu. It was published in the PACCSA newsletter for January 2019.  Please read it!