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Title: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: JoeCamper on February 04, 2017, 04:44:27 PM
Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally 2017
Date: August 17-20, 2017
Location: Hill Creek State Park, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Campground Info: Click Here! (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/hillscreek/)
Reservations: Click Here! (http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/hills-creek-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=PA&parkId=880109)
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Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: JoeCamper on February 04, 2017, 04:52:40 PM
Site
Member
Arr/Dep
# Attending
Potluck
Site 01CampingPhil & ChefPeteFri/Sun2A
Site 02---
Site 12---
Site 13---
Site 17---
Site 18---
Site 19JoeCamperThu/Sun2A, 2K9
Site 21Guitarman-2A
Site 22chiefbowes-2A, 2T
Site 24Going There Again-2A
Site 25---
Site 55---
Site 60---
Site 61---
Site 83---
Site 85---
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: Guitarman on February 04, 2017, 05:36:03 PM
Site 21 for us.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: chiefbowes on February 04, 2017, 07:36:08 PM
This is an awesome area. Accessible from Route 15 two ways. Hiking, biking, kayaking and more.!!! Barb and I be on site 22
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: chiefbowes on February 05, 2017, 10:06:28 AM
Book fast people this place sells out quickly. I can answer questions on most sites.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: busdriverwc75 on February 05, 2017, 12:17:13 PM
We will just miss you. We will be at Ives Run less than 2 wks before this.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: thingette1 on February 06, 2017, 05:15:56 PM
The lake is nice to kayak on. Wellsboro, PA and the PA Grand Canyon are nearby. Corning, NY is an easy drive, too. Normally, the naturalist has a few programs each weekend too.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: chiefbowes on February 09, 2017, 08:24:28 AM
Take a chance people your going to love the area! :chief:
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: thingette1 on February 12, 2017, 02:34:37 PM
My parents, Going There Again, are on site 24 for Friday - Sunday.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: thingette 1s sister on February 24, 2017, 02:18:02 PM
Probably not us, no work schedule, and.....Football.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: Pathwacker on February 27, 2017, 01:29:05 PM
Hi I reserved site 17.  Thursday to Sunday.  Late arrival on Thursday Night.    Popup camper and a canoe.   I plan on fishing and recon the area for hunting.  Might bring my kids or  them up for that recon style trip.   
 
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: chiefbowes on March 27, 2017, 10:14:08 AM
This park is 3 hours from Allentown and 4 from Philadelphia.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: CampingPhil on March 29, 2017, 02:27:00 PM
Pete and Phil are in site #1.
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: chiefbowes on March 30, 2017, 09:09:04 AM
   Check it out!!!!  http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/pennsylvania/stunning-places-pa/   
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: ChefPete on May 21, 2017, 06:49:26 PM
Hey Gang,

I know it's early, but I'm tossing this idea out there anyway.  It looks like this isn't going to be a large rally, and considering we've missed you guys, how about if we repeat the Tornado dinner of Delaware?  For those of you who haven't heard the story, Phil and I hosted dinner for everyone at a rally at Lums Pond a couple years ago.  It was supposed to be an elegant, outdoor, semi-formal affair.  But we had a wicked thunderstorm pass through that spawned a tornado near by.  So we had 12 people in our pop up camper, and we had the BEST TIME.  We have a much bigger camper now, so  we can accommodate easily.  This time, we'll plan on having it outside, with fine china and the works. No need to dress up though, unless you really want to.  It's also a chance for us to film an episode of my new TV Show, Let's Celebrate, which will be premiering on You Tube very soon.  I would love to cook for you all!!    :chef:
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: justchillin on May 22, 2017, 03:32:52 PM
We are going to see if there is a way we can make this? That area is beautiful, love the cooking extravaganza too and there is a great bike trail (rail trail) nearby if I remember correctly
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: JoeCamper on May 22, 2017, 07:25:04 PM
We'll bring homemade wine for everyone from the vineyard if someone wants to make a good homemade dessert?
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: CampingPhil on May 22, 2017, 07:38:15 PM
We'll bring homemade wine for everyone from the vineyard if someone wants to make a good homemade dessert?

My request for your great Merlot  :dans2:
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: chiefbowes on May 23, 2017, 07:19:47 AM
what would be an appropriate dessert to match the meal?
Title: Re: Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
Post by: chiefbowes on June 13, 2017, 09:54:45 AM
Hiking
For scenic views of the Canyon there are the Overlook Trail (0.6 mi.) and the Colton Rim Trail (1.5 mi.) at Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks respectively. But for really expansive views you may want to try the Barbour Rock Trail (1.0 or a 3.4 mi. loop) or portions of the West Rim Trail (Outside Magazine’s choice as “Best Hike in Pennsylvania,” April 1996). For views of the valley that held the glacial Ice Age lake, there are several trails in Ansonia (Mount Tom (1.5 mi.); Dry Hollow (1.5 mi.)).

Bicycling
The Pine Creek Trail (Rail-Trail), presently about 62 miles long and growing, is an almost flat grade suitable for bicycles of almost any type and runs the length of the Canyon. This trail was named a “Top 10 Bike Ride” by USA Today in 2001. You don’t have to cycle the entire 52 miles: local businesses offer both bike rentals and return shuttles, making the 17 mile (3 hour) ride from Ansonia to Blackwell through the heart of the Canyon, easily done even if you haven’t been on a bike in 30 years.

The Pine Creek Trail, in addition to bicycling, offers cross-country skiing in winter, horse-drawn wagon rides in summer, and 9 miles of equestrian trail along the section from Ansonia south. And if mountain biking is your thing, the Asaph area north of the Canyon (and location of the Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Race each September) offers world-class mountain biking for intermediate and advanced levels.

Rafting, Canoeing, & Kayaking
Pine Creek is a combination of moderate whitewater, long quiet pools, outstanding scenic drama, and sensory exhilaration around each bend. This is THE way to see the Canyon, but you are limited primarily to springtime (mid-March through early June), as Pine Creek has no dams for water releases and is dependent on snowmelt and rainfall. If you are canoeing or kayaking, intermediate whitewater experience is recommended. For those without these skills, a raft (or guided raft trip) is recommended, or a trip on the Upper Pine, west of Ansonia.

Birding
The Canyon was designated an Important Birding Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society in 2004. American Bald Eagles have been nesting in the Canyon since at least 1987, and they have raised up to three eaglets each year (with the exception of 1993) since this discovery. It is not unusual to see eagles close-up and in person in our Canyon, and nesting American Common Mergansers are quite common.