Take a hike with regional group
The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region in the fall.
They are open to the public, but hikers should contact the hike leader prior to the event. Participants are advised to bring lunch and water on every hike. Hikes will be held:
Today - Otzinachson Member Outing at the Milton Rock Gym. From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., a fun outing for all members and their families. Free for the first 10 people to sign up and $7 for the next 10 people. The cost is $11 per person thereafter. Respond by Nov. 4 to email@example.com. Payment by cash or check at the door. Refreshments provided. Detailed information is in the newsletter.
Nov. 20 - Stone Tower Trail, eight miles, moderate to strenuous. We will loop hike a rugged part of the Saint Anthony Wilderness in State Game Lands 211. Meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Snyder County Produce along Route 11/15, 10 miles south of Selinsgrove. Leaders: Catherine McLaughlin and Ed Lawrence, 925-5285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 27 - R.B. Winter State Park, 10 miles, moderate to strenuous. We'll hike various trails in the park and the surrounding forest to make a 10-mile loop. Meet at the breast of the dam along Route 192 at 8 a.m. Call Joe Rebar to confirm at 259-0134. If you can't get Joe, call Paul Shaw at 672-2389.
Dec. 4 - Earth Conservancy Loop, seven miles, moderate. We will return to Macanaqua to hike another of the loop trails in this regenerating landscape. Meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of PPL's Susquehanna Riverlands, seven miles east of Berwick, just past the railroad overpass, on Route 11. Leaders: Catherine McLaughlin and Ed Lawrence, 925-5285 or email@example.com.
Birding program to explore western states
"Ramsay's Road Trip," a presentation by Harrisburg-area birder Ramsay Koury on his tour through Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wyoming and Colorado, will be the program offered at Wednesday's Lycoming Audubon Society meeting.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will recount the birds and mammals Koury encountered along the way during his June 2009 trip. Scenic images include Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands and Devil's Tower.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Co. Social Hall, 1600 Dewey Ave.
For more about Lycoming Audubon, visit www.lycoming.org/audubon.
Observe annual autumn waterfowl migration
WASHINGTONVILLE - Autumn waterfowl migration will be under way for a program from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at PPL's Montour Preserve.
PPL Senior Naturalist Jon Beam will help identify migrating waterfowl for the indoor/outdoor program. The program will begin indoors with a brief discussion and video of waterfowl identification. Afterward, attendees can observe the birds on the preserve's Lake Chillisquaque.
Meet at PPL's Montour Preserve Environmental Education Center. For directions, visit www.pplpreserves.com, click on "Montour," then select "Directions." For more information or to register, contact the preserve at 437-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susquehanna Rovers plan Hershey Walkfest
HERSHEY - Susquehanna Rovers Volksmarch Club will sponsor its annual Hershey Walkfest on Nov. 25-26. Five trails will be offered - Candylane, South, Palmyra, White and Marathon.
All of the 10K and 5K, 30K and 21K non-competitive walk trails except the 42K marathon walk trail will be open at 8 a.m. The marathon trail will open at 7 a.m. For most of the walks, walkers can start up to 1:30 p.m. Walkers should finish by 4:30 p.m. Start point for all trails is Derry Township Recreation Center, 605 Cocoa Ave.
The Susquehanna Rovers Volksmarch Club is a member club of American Volksmarch Association.
For more information, call Pat Eby at 717-379-8945 or email email@example.com or write to Susquehanna Rovers, 19 N. 27th St, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Sunken Treasure Scuba Center sets open house
JERSEY SHORE - Sunken Treasure Scuba Center will hold its annual open house and Christmas party on Dec. 3.
The public can meet the staff, find out what diving in Pennsylvania is all about or learn about diving in salt water destinations, meet old and new friends, and see the latest diving equipment for 2012. Doors open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Rich at 398-145
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