Romancing The Trail

Dane A. Cramer
Year Published: 
Sept. 2007

"Romancing the Trail takes the reader on an enchanting journey along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, located in Western Pennsylvania. Discover some of its lesser-known mysteries, and learn about the history of this scenic footpath. Along the way, meet others who, for their own sacred reasons, are wandering the trail. As the beauty of the Laurel Highlands vividly comes to life in this enjoyable account, the reader will be caught up in the great splendor that is Western Pennsylvania.

""Dane Cramer's Romancing the Trail: Six Days Atop Laurel Ridge is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Cramer's work is delicately woven and insightful. The recount of his thru-hike on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is reverent and funny, contemplative and entertaining. His tale and supporting factual information entices the reader to give the trail a try. I highly recommend this book for everyone: hikers, non-hikers, nature enthusiasts, armchair travelers, humor lovers and history buffs."" - Denise Weaver, Library Director, Mary S. Biesecker Public Library.

Cramer's ""attention to detail makes the reader visualize what it is like to actually backpack across the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. From the sights of the green canopy to the sounds of birds and voices of other hikers, you feel like you've actually walked along the trail with him. He includes history of the area along with today's topical trail information. He includes a few charming stories from his childhood that are sure to bring a smile to your face."" - Brian Whipkey, Editor of the Daily American, Somerset, Pennsylvania"