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About the Webmaster

This website was created and is maintained by an educator that is dedicated to delivering..
MAPS, GPS Data and DETAIL about PA Trails like no other!

As I complete pages, the site pages will be updated. Most pages will be broken until the page is complete.
After the migration is complete both URL's will be directed to the new layout. Enjoy!
Feedback is very much appreciated! You can contact the site at georflf@comcast.net or click the feedback link.

Pennsylvania and its wilderness / water supply is in danger, because of the natural gas industry.
Please take action and educate yourself on this destructive process of natural gas extraction known as hydraulicfracturing.
Join the RDA.org (its free!) & the Sierra Club (or just take action, its easy!)
Contact your legislatures & senators to enforce protective law for PA.
Please visit my Marcellus Shale page to learn more about the DANGER Pennsylvania is in.




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Note: Welcome to the new
PAHikingTrails.com!!!
I hope you enjoy it.
Currently the site is not complete.
Look for the data on:


www.georflf.com


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About the Webmaster
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Active Subsriptions
Mission
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About the Webmaster

First I would like to thank you for taking the time to check out pahikingtrails.com & georflf.com. I hope the information found within the site has enlightened you in some way and has helped you out on your adventures. I have always loved the outdoors and consider myself to be an active outdoorsman, but our adventures really took off after I graduated college. My wife and I have been seriously experiencing the outdoors together since 2004 when we backpacked our first trail together with a good friend. It happened to be the Old Loggers Path, which is a 27.5 mile trail that loops around the mountains of northeastern Lycoming county. The trailhead is Masten, PA. It was a great experience that sealed our fate with the outdoors. Unfortunately, I did not own a GPSr back then. At the time I was carrying 65 lbs.! I had water bottles clanking off my hips, my pack was not setup right, I had a bed sheet with me, an old Coleman's sleeping bag, a pack-a-way lantern, an old Sears tent for a shelter, a change of cloths for camp, extra food and of course additional equipment that I did not need! I was way overprepared, but had a blast. Now my wife and I carry around 20% of our bodyweight in gear. We went from sleeping on the ground to sleeping in the trees (a hammock is so comfortable, we use the Warbonnet Blackbird!), use hiking poles (wouldn't hike without them) and have some additional gear that really make it a little more comfortable while we are trekking through God's Country.

My experiences over the years in the woods and the knowledge that I have acquired through my research has allowed me to grow as an individual. The time spend in the woods with my wife has brought us closer together and the bond we share is very special. Nature has a wonderful way of sharing its beauty. The wilderness is a wild and awesome place, but you must respect it as well. There are so many beautiful and fascinating things to see in Penn's Woods. We must preserve it for our children, our grand children and for many years there after.

More about me - I have always enjoyed the outdoors. I grew up hunting, was a boy scout and a very active kid (I still am!). I played baseball most of my life and had the opportunity to play collegiate ball, but that took up a lot of my time, not allowing my wife and I to get out much together. Once I graduated from college that all changed. Now most of our weekends are filled up with outings such as: backpacking, hiking, camping, whitewater kayaking, skiing and hopefully soon rock climbing! I have earned a bachelors degree, a minor and several certifications. I am currently working on my masters degree while teaching at a rural north central middle / high school. I have always had an interest in fitness, nutrition, sports, the outdoors, but technology too! What a weird combination. : ) I enjoy teaching others and I have done my best to give you reliable information on this website.






Active Membership in the Following Organization / Associations:

Keystone Trails Association

The Keystone Trails Association (KTA) is dedicated to providing, preserving, protecting and promoting recreational hiking trails and hiking opportunities in Pennsylvania.



The Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is dedicated to preserving what we have and promoting a greener world. Being from PA I am apart of the PA Chapter of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest and most influential grassroots organization in the US.


The National Parks Conservation Association

The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing America's National Parks for present and future generations.


Responsible Drilling Alliance

The Responsible Drilling Alliance (RDA) is dedicated to seeking the truth about deep shale gas drilling. The organization is a grass-roots, all-volunteer group made up of all members of society. The RDA is an education and advocay coalition.


Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, nurturing and planting trees.


National Audubon Society

The National Audubon Society is dedicated to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.


The National Rifle Association The National Rifle Association (NRA) - is dedicated to protecting our 2nd Amendment and to promote safe shooting sports.





Subscriber of the Following Magazines:

Backpacker Magazine

 

Backpacker Magazine is a great magazine that deals with backpacking, hiking, gear and much more..


National Geographic National Geographic is a wonder educational organization that offers a wide variety of educational materials.





Mission:

PAHikingTrails.com & georflf.com was created to educate individuals on the outdoors and to expose the beauties and adventures that the mountains of PA can bring to such a person seeking some excitement. In addition, the GeoRFLF has used the Internet to educate himself on some of the trails in PA, with this in mind. GeoRFLF created this website as a thank you and a way to to "give back" in hopes that his experiences could help another out on the trail.

My wife & I hope this site enlightens you. However, the information on this site and out in the wilderness is always changing. Due to natural occurrences: topography, waypoints, tracks and other such points of interest may not be the same as they were when we were there.

Happy researching and I encourage you to contact me about www.pahikingtrails.com & www.georflf.com, whether it be likes, dislikes, possible improvements or how this site has helped in your outdoor adventures.

Happy Trails to You,

GeoRFLF (outdoor enthusiast, webmaster and creator of pahikingtrails.com & georflf.com)
"Live the Outdoors"




Questions or Comments?: Please feel free to email me, I would appreciate them, Thanks!

*Please, if this site as helped you in anyway and you would like to give back, donate by clicking the link found on the bottom left navigation bar. It takes many hours to update, post, check the data and its accuracy. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Last Updated On:  August 6, 2013


Disclaimer
*Please remember, the information posted on this page and all other pages can & probably will change. I assume no liability for accidents happening to, or injuries sustained by, readers who engage in the activities posted on my entire website including links. Remember, you are responsible for your own actions, please understand conditions on the trail, in the woods or on the river can/will change due to mother nature. Please don’t assume I know all there is about such topics, unfortunately I do not. I am just posting my travels and opinions experienced out in the wilderness. I encourage you to read further and look to reliable resources like the PA Game & Fish Commission and the PA DCNR. Thank You.