Thursday, August 31, 2017

Flowers Planted at Trailhead

Mary & Gary Halsnik planting some flowers near the gate to the pavilion at Gillentown Trailhead. A good start of getting flowers to beautify this area. Also, please see some beautiful flowers growing near the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Memorial planted by Sue Stimer and sisters. The organization thanks you all for making a difference!!
If anyone has flowers that you would like to plant, please do. We are looking to fill the area with flowers above the Limestone ditch on the left side of the gate to the pavilion. You can see the existing flowers so plant to the left of them. 


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Work Detail- Black Bear to Viaduct.

Work detail on Snow Shoe Rails to Trails
The week of August 14 & 21, 2017, Gary Halsnik & Larry Mayes worked on the trail from Black Bear Trailhead to the Viaduct. Work consisted of removing fallen trees and grading of the trail by opening up ditches and crowning the center. Work was completed on August 22. We also want to thank Robin Fye for his efforts in cutting some trees from this part of the trail too.
Here are a few pictures of before, during and after.

View photos, click here.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

SSRTA Week Long ATV Trip

SSRTA did a week long atv trip at the end of July and beginning of August. First we stop at Forest Lodge in Marienville and rented some rooms and camping areas too. We met the new owners, Dave & Suzzy - wonderful people-and they are making some nice improvements to the rooms and camp sites. Eric Brooks was excited to hear about the new driveway Dave is going to install into the camping area.

We spent 3 days at Marienville riding 3 separate trails & eating at several different restaurants - Voulwinkles for wings, Kelley's for breakfast, Bettina's for wonderful Italian food. The approximate 28 mile bike trail is one that is for experience riders. However, the Marienville/Timberline trails are easier areas for riding. We then traveled to Coudersport and stayed at the Mill Stream Inn and others camped at the Potato City Campground.

We took one day off from riding and relaxed around the camp fire. Mike & Nicole Harris prepared excellent BBQ ribs and chicken for supper that day. Then, we rode the Potato City Trail down to Lyman Run Dam. It was sure nice with the extra riding available that we could ride to the parks concession stand and get ice cream & hot dogs. Great idea and sure hope that it could happen at Black Moshannon Park someday. What a great economic impact.

We then traveled to Whiskey Springs and rode it one day and then back to Snow Shoe to ride the SSRT and Bloody Skillet. One great experience with a bunch of good friends to share such wonderful memories.