The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association announces the 8th Annual Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge!
Did you know that KTA is a membership-based organization?
by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Chair
These comments on the Allegheny National Forest's "Tracy Ridge Shared Use Trail Project" proposal were submitted on behalf of the Mid State Trail Association in response to the proposal's 41 page Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA was itself developed by the ANF in response to public comments generated by the original "Scoping Proposal" which had set out the parameters of the project which would open sections of the currently 'hiking only' Tracy Ridge Trail System to mountain bikes. These comments are meant to bring to the attention of the Forest Supervisor the weaknesses, inconsistencies and contradictions in the EA, proposal and project.
KTA sponsor Treks & Trails International is offering three hiking trips next summer that follow the footsteps of the Vikings.