by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Coordinator
Sproul Forester Ted Ligenza delivered on his promise (and then some) to offer an interesting hike into the heart of laurel country on June 15. Leading 13 participants through a section of the T-Squared Trail north of Hyner Run State Park, Clinton County, the trailhead parking lot was alive with the distinctive rattle of the first of 3 rattlesnakes we encountered along the floral route. Ted led the way wearing snake chaps and brandishing a walking stick that beat the bushes when the hikers needed to go off-trail to avoid a snake curled up in the middle of the trail. It was an invigorating walk with full-blown bouquets of white and pink laurel blossoms lining parts of the trail. Many thanks to Ted for leading a hike that was both visually and sonically stunning.
Keystone Trails Association