A Hiker's Guide to the Laurel Highlands Trail

Author: 
Sierra Club, PA Chapter
Year Published: 
1977 (2nd Ed)

"This guide is a joint effort of the Pa. Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Western Pa. Conservancy.

The first half of the guide covers such topics as:

-the geology and geologic history of Laurel Hill

-the climate, vegetation and wildlife of Laurel Hill

-a flow sheet that makes tree identification easy, fun and fast

-the cultural history of Laurel Hill from the time of the native Americans to the more recent public-land acquisition era

-current land-use

The second half of the guide covers such topics as:

-a detailed written description on the trail for hikers and backpackers

-how to get to the various trailheads by car

-an elevation profile of Laurel Highlands Trail

-planning hikes and backpack trips on the trail

-reserving trail shelters for overnight stays

-suggestions on what to take, how to dress, and when to go hiking

-a list of hiking organizations in the area"

Notes: 

Info for newer edition (5th)

Format: 
Book
Type: 
Guide
Topic: 
Backpacking
Availability: 
Available