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Trail Ambassador Dan Bortz

In an attempt to find friends to hike with, Dan started the Berks-Lehigh Hiking and Backpacking Meetup, which has blossomed to almost 500 members. Most of Dan’s hiking experience comes from within Pennsylvania. He hikes his local section of the AT a lot, and also enjoys many of PA’s other footpaths, such as the West Rim Trail, the Loyalsock Trail, and the Allegheny Front Trail.

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August 2015

Pennsylvania: Backpack the Black Forest Trail (8/12-8/14)

August 12

Join Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Dan Bortz for a backpack of the Black Forest Trail. This is a 42-mile circuit near the Pine Creek Gorge. On day one we will hike in about 5 miles and make camp. We will then split up the remaining miles between Thursday and Friday. The Black Forest Trail is widely regarded as one of the most challenging trails in Pennsylvania, and we may be required to hike a 20-mile day on Saturday, depending on…

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