40th anniversary pins

To mark PACCSA's 40th anniversary, we have a commemorative enamel lapel pin for each of the first 150 memberships, new or renewed,  since 1st July 2023.  The pins will be distributed at gatherings throughout the year, such as the trail clear this weekend.  Yellowjackets will receive theirs directly from Head Coach Jim South.  If you would like a pin mailed to you, please send us $5 to cover the mailing costs - when you renew your membership online, please add this as a donation and write 'mail pin please' in the volunteer options.   

December 3, 2023 Laurel Ridge Work Day (BSA Eagle Project)

Please join PACCSA and Yellowjacket Ski Team member Matthew South for a work day at Laurel Ridge on Sunday, December 3rd beginning at 10:00 AM.  The work will focus on completing Matthew’s Boy Scout Eagle Project:  The new Red Loop Hill #1 Bypass.    

Please meet up at the Warming Hut at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 3rd.   The goal will be to put the finishing touches on the new Hill #1 Bypass trail and to permanently close off the old bypass hill.  Please make sure to wear hiking boots, dress appropriately for the weather, and wear work gloves and bright colored clothing (since it’s hunting season).  If you have them, please bring shovels, pry bars and/or breaker bars

The work site is 1.5 miles up the Red Loop, so you must be able to hike at least 3 miles to participate in this project.  In addition, if you are not already signed up as a DCNR Conservation Volunteer, you must sign up in advance by clicking here.

Matthew will be providing donuts for breakfast, snacks and water at the worksite, and a weinie-roast lunch at 1:30 PM.  If you have any kids who need Community Service Hours, this is a great opportunity!  See you all on December 3rd!!

A big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped Matthew with this project in August, and to DCNR, which helped Matthew in the fall with the “heavy equipment” portion of the project!   

Kind-a-hard 2024

We will make another attempt at holding the Kind-a-hard classic race at Laurel Mountain in 2024.  The preliminary date for this is Sunday 4 February, with a make-up date of Sunday 18 February.  Note that these dates have not yet been confirmed.