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Holiday Gift Set!

This year, you can inspire a dear one with this special gift pack, while supporting Keystone Trails Association. Pick a patch to honor the completion of a major trail, show support for KTA, or motivate future hikes, and bundle with the Online Store's newest guide: A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Finger Lakes Trail by Heather A. Houskeeper, guest speaker at the KTA 2016 Fall Hiking and Meeting Weekend. All plants featured in the book grow in Pennsylvania. Together, this gift pack is $29.00 for Non-Members, and just $25.60 for KTA Members (to add a membership to your shopping cart, click HERE) before applicable taxes and S&H. Happy Holidays!

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Deluxe Holiday Gift Set!

Includes A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Finger Lakes Trail by Heather A. Houskeeper, and ALL of the patches available, pictured above. That's a book and 5 patches. This Gift Set is sure to be a favorite this season!

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Pennsylvania Hiking Trails, 13th Edition

The thirteenth edition is dedicated to the many hundreds of volunteers who collectively contribute more than 30,000 hours each year to build and maintain the state's wonderful hiking trails. Divided into nine regions, the hiking opportunities in this edition are vast, exciting and diverse. There are areas of great scenic beauty and secluded wilderness. This book is meant to create interest among hikers in the trails described and lead them to explore more hiking opportunities. Includes contact information, directions and some overview maps. 236 pages, 5.5" x 9", paperback.

 

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Guide to Hiking Trails in Pennsylvania Map - PRICE REDUCED
This map highlights the state's 29 long-distance hiking trails with short trail descriptions and links to appropriate websites for additional trail information. 24" x 36" (folds to 3" x 8"), color map

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Pennsylvania Hiking Trails Book & Map Set
Pennsylvania Hiking Trails, 13th Edition and the new Guide to Hiking Trails in Pennsylvania ma pare now available in a convenient set! Novice and experienced hikers alike will benefit from the detailed trail descriptions of hiking trails across the state. Learn more about Pennsylvania's wonderful network of hiking trails - including 29 long-distance hiking trails - while exploring hiking opportunities close to your home and in different parts of the state.

Pennsylvania Hiking Trails, 13th Edition, 236 pages, 5.5" x 9", paperback

Guide to Hiking Trails in Pennsylvania Map, 24" x 36" (folds to 3" x 8"), color map

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PENNSYLVANIA APPALACHIAN TRAIL GUIDEBOOK AND MAPS

Appalachian Trail Guide - Pennsylvania
The twelth (2012) edition of the Guidebook includes detailed trail descriptions with tables of distances for all 229.7 miles of the Appalachian Trail located within the borders of Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Map Sec. 1-6: Delaware Water Gap to Swatara Gap
Delaware Water Gap to Swatara Gap. Map is multi-color, printed on heavy waterproof material. All maps show route of AT with elevation profiles, side trails and other general information. Published by Keystone Trails Association in 2010.

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Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Map Sec. 7-8: Swatara Gap to Susquehanna River
Swatara Gap to Susquehanna River. Map is multi-color, printed on heavy waterproof material. All maps show route of AT with elevation profiles, side trails and other general information. Published by Keystone Trails Association in 2004.

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Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Map Sec. 9-11: Susquehanna River to PA Route 94
Susquehanna River to PA Route 94. Map is multi-color, printed on heavy waterproof material. All maps show route of AT with elevation profiles, side trails and other general information. Compiled and Published by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Edition 11, 2009.

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Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Map Sec. 12-13: PA Route 94 to US Route 30
PA Route 94 to US Route 30. Map is multi-color, printed on heavy waterproof material. All maps show route of AT with elevation profiles, side trails and other general information. Compiled and Published by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Edition 11, 2009.

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Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail Map Sec. 14: US Route 30 to PA-MD State Line
US Route 30 to PA-MD State Line. Map is multi-color, printed on heavy waterproof material. All maps show route of AT with elevation profiles, side trails and other general information. Compiled and Published by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Edition 11, 2009.

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Appalachian Trail Guidebook and Maps - COMPLETE SET
The complete set includes the guidebook and all five maps as described above.

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Guide to the Horse-Shoe Trail

The Horse-Shoe Trail Club's 24th edition of their guide to the Horse-Shoe Trail "from Valley Forge to Stony Mountain." Paperback, 2011.

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Guide to the Mid State Trail in Pennsylvania
Included in this map and guide set is the completely revised 12th (2012) edition of Guide to the Mid State Trail in Pennsylvania, along with new color maps of the trail.

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Hiker's Guide to the Bucktail Path
Field work and text by Jim and Ginny Owen. Map and general editing by Jean Aron (1998).

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New Revision! Loyalsock Trail Guide, 19th edition
The Alpine Club of Williamsport's 2015 revision of their venerable guide to the Loyalsock Trail.

Paperback with 3 water-resistant maps.

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John P. Saylor Trail Guidebook
 
The John P. Saylor Trail Guidebook (2012) is the third in the PAHikes Trail Guide Series. This pocket-size trail guide contains 58 pages describing the John P. Saylor Trail. Inside you'll find turn-by-turn directions for hiking this double-loop trail located on the Allegheny Plateau. Included with the guidebook is a full color map. This map shows the route of the trail and indicates distances, parking areas, and points of interest. Trail Guide, 58 pages, 4.25" x 5.5". Map, 2-sided, full color, 8.5" x 11".
 
 
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Mason-Dixon Trail Maps Complete set of ten (10) maps to the 193 miles of trail that make up the Mason-Dixon Trail System (2012).

 
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Standing Stone Trail Guide - 2016 DCNR Trail of the Year!
Once upon a time, there was the Mid State Trail. Then there was the Tuscarora Trail. Next, there was the idea to LINK the two trails together! And thus (short version), the Link Trail was born. This guidebook is your best printed resource for traveling the 71 miles of the Link (now named the "Standing Stone") Trail.

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TUSCARORA TRAIL GUIDEBOOKS AND MAPS

The Tuscarora Trail, A Guide to the North Half in Maryland & Pennsylvania
Sixth Edition (2016); 88 pages; 4.25" x 7".

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The Tuscarora Trail, A Guide to the South Half in West Virginia and Virginia
Sixth Edition (2016); 96 pages; 4.25" x 7".

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Tuscarora Trail Map J
Appalachian Trail Junction in PA to PA Route 641 (2012). Multi-colored, on heavyweight waterproof stock; 17" x 32", folded to 4" x 8.5"; elevation profile.

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Tuscarora Trail Map K
PA Route 641 to Hancock, MD (1997). Same features as Map J.

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Guide to the Allegheny Front Trail - 2nd Edition by Ben Cramer

The Allegheny Front Trail (AFT) is a 41.75 mile-long loop trail in Moshannon State Forest in western Centre County, Pennsylvania that roughly circles Black Moshannon State Park. Except for the short distance within the state park boundaries, the entire length of the AFT is within the state forest. This book by Ben Cramer provides detailed guidance on hiking the AFT. Turn-by-turn instructions, photos, and maps provide you with the information you need to enjoy the trail and the scenery of the Moshannon State Forest and the Allegheny Front. 110 pages; Dimensions: 6.5" x 4.5"

 

 

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NEW! Guide to the Elk Trail - 2016 by Ben Cramer

The Guide to the Elk Trail is another in the PA Hikes series. This pocket-sized guide contains 55 pages describing the Elk Trail and the nearby Fred Woods Trail. Inside you’ll find turn-by-turn directions for this 15.6 mile segment trail near Benezette and information on local resources. Included is a 2-sided color map printed on water-resistant paper. (2016); 5.5” x 4.5”

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NEW! Guide to the Quehanna Trail - 2016 by Ben Cramer

The Guide to the Quehanna Trail is another in the PA Hikes series. This pocket-sized guide contains 151 pages describing the Quehanna Trail. Inside you’ll find turn-by-turn directions for this oval-shaped loop trail in the Moshannan and Elk State Forests. Included with the guidebook are 4 color maps (2 2-sided pages) showing the route of the trail, vistas, parking, and optional side trails. Elevation profile also included. (2016); by Ben Cramer; 4.5” x 6.5”

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NEW! The Chuck Keiper Trail Guide by Dave Gantz

The Chuck Keiper Trail Guide is another in the PA Hikes series. This pocket-sized guide contains 60 pages describing the Chuck Keiper Trail. Inside you’ll find turn-by-turn directions for this loop on the Allegheny Plateau, information about the area, geology, parking, and more. Included is a 2-sided color map printed on water-resistant paper. (2016); 4.5” x 6.5”

 

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Old Loggers Path Guide by Dave Gantz

The Old Loggers Path (OLP) is a great walking path for beginner and experienced hikers alike. This looped trail explores the Loyalsock State Forest for 27.8 miles. In this guide you'll find turn-by-turn directions for hiking the OLP along with pictures and a brief description about the geology of the area. Included with the guidebook is a full color map. This map shows the route of the trail and indicates distances, elevation profile, parking areas, and vistas. 58 pages; Dimensions: 5.5" x 4.25". Includes 8.5" x 11" full color waterproof topographical map.

 

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Foot Trails of the Moshannon and Southern Elk State Forests by Ralph Seeley

This book contains descriptive trail guidance for the Quehanna Trail and the Allegheny Front Trail. It also describes the many other trails found in the Quehanna Wild Area, as well as the trails located in the Moshannon and southern Elk State Forests. In addition to details regarding the physical aspects of the trails, you'll also find plenty of extra information contained here. Historical insight and fellow hikers' stories add to the enjoyment and discovery of the trails in the Quehanna and Black Moshannon areas.

 

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A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Finger Lakes Trail by Heather A. Houskeeper

A hiker's practical guide to the plants found along the FLT and throughout New York State. (All plants also grow in Pennsylvania.)

From Pisgah Press: Heather Houskeeper’s A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Finger Lakes Trail is a practical guide to identifying and utilizing the plants found along the almost 1,000-mile-long hiking trail. Many of the plants are found throughout New York State’s rolling hills, deep river valleys, rugged mountain tops, grassy meadows, and even the edges of freshly sown farm fields. No matter where the hiker may be on or off the trail, food and medicine abound. Houskeeper is an accomplished hiker and trained herbalist who was certified by the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine in Asheville, NC. In 2015 she thru-hiked the Finger Lakes Trail and set the record as the first person to hike the entire FLT system, including its many side trails and byways, in one continuous trek.

 

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A Grip on the Mane of Life: An Authorized Biography of Earl V. Shaffer by David Donaldson and Maurice J. Forrester

After serving four and a half years in the army during WWII-mostly in the battle-torn islands of the South Pacific-and along the way losing his best friend at Iwo Jima, Earl Shaffer came home to Pennsylvania with a large dose of military depression. After rattling around for a while he decided to act upon a prewar dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, a decision that was spurred by reading a magazine article stating that such a feat was likely impossible. Earl achieved his goal, and history's muse presented him with a personal niche in her gallery. Over the course of three decades he wrote a memoir of that hike which was published by the Appalachian Trail Conference as Walking with Spring. The book became an instant hiking classic. Most of Earl's writing was devoted to his first love, poetry. Earl penned more than a thousand poems during his lifetime, a trove that includes a respectable number of polished gems. In mid-career he returned to hiking. In 1963 he hiked five hundred miles of the Cascade Crest Trail, and in 1965 he again hiked the entire Appalachian Trail-this time in the opposite direction. When not hiking, Earl spent most of his free time working on the Trail. He built trail, constructed shelters, and masterminded a major trail relocation in Pennsylvania. These were not his only interests. Earl was moved by the plight of Native Americans. In the early 1960s Earl played an active role in the ultimately failed effort to stop construction of Pennsylvania's Kinzua Dam. After what one would think was already a full and productive life, Earl had yet another dream-his grand finale. In 1998, Earl decided to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his first A.T. thru-hike by doing an encore. Just a few weeks shy of his eightieth birthday Earl Shaffer climbed yet again to the crest of Maine's mile-high mountain, Katahdin, whereupon the Appalachian Trail icon became a national legend. This book is his story.

 

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