👋 Meet Reuben ("Lunar"), a KTA member and volunteer from Lycoming County, PA! He is also involved with the Alpine Club of Williamsport, PCTA, CDTC, ALDHA-WEST.
Q: What makes hiking in Pennsylvania special/meaningful to you?
A: "I have hiked all over the country and in various places in the world and PA has something special in the trails and the community around them."
Q: What type of hiking do you typically prefer most often?
A: "I love all of them. I am a thru-hiker having completed the AT, PCT, and CDT but I am just as happy doing a day hike or short overnight hike depending on the company."
Q: When did you start hiking?
A: "I was first introduced to backpacking in 2001 at a Therapeutic Wilderness program where I did AmeriCorps."
Q: What are you currently excited about in your hiking life?
A: "I am about to have a baby so I am super stoked to be able to introduce Baby to the world of hiking. Also, I have started an outdoor adventure guide, outfitting, consulting, and education service, so I am pretty excited to share my experiences with others in that way too!"
Q: Which hiking trails do you enjoy/recommend that are near where you live?
A: "I love the Loyalsock State Forest. The Loyalsock Trail is one of my go-to trails and I have been getting acquainted with the Old Loggers Path, Black Forest Trail, and West Rim Trail recently. The trails at Rider Park provide some lovely views and are very close to home. I also enjoy getting out and exploring State Game Lands."
Q: Which hiking trails do you recommend (anywhere in PA)?
A: "Loyalsock Trail, Old Loggers Path, Black Forest Trail, West Rim Trail, Mid-State Trail, Appalachian Trail."
Q: What do you value most about KTA's mission?
A: "I have benefited from the work of many organizations like KTA in my travels and long-distance hiking. I appreciate the effort that is put into it and I am looking for ways to give back to this hiking community that has given me so much."
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