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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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October 2014

Pennsylvania: Backpack the Chuck Keiper Trail (10/8-10/10)

October 8

Join Trail Ambassador Dan Bortz for a 3-day/2-night backpack on the Chuck Keiper Trail. The CKT is a 52-mile loop in the Pennsylvania’s Sproul State Forest. We’ll meet at the parking area near the intersection of PA-144 and and Swamp Branch Rd (outside of Renovo, PA) at noon on 10/8. We’ll hike this loop over 3-days, 2-nights, which means we’ll need to average 17 miles per day. However, our daily mileage may be more/less than that, depending on our camping and water…

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