by Ed Lawrence, KTA Trail Care Chair
On the cusp of summer, the hardwood forest of north-central Pennsylvania will be a riot of mountain laurel blossoms, and Sproul State Forester Ted Ligenza wants to take you into the heart of this stunning spring finale. Ted, a good friend of KTA, known for his canvas snake gators and amiable good humor, will be leading a hike on Friday, June 15, timed to catch the mountain laurel bloom at its peak. The hike will leave from Hyner Run State Park, Clinton County, and participants should plan on gathering near the park office at 9:00 AM for the 4½-mile walk showcasing laurel stands in their fullest splendor. This will be a splendid opportunity to experience the exquisite beauty of the laurel-infused forest in flower. Bring a walking stick, water, lunch, camera, and sense of wonder. For more information, contact Ted at 570-923-6011 or the KTA office.
Keystone Trails Association