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Pulk-able winter trails reachable from Philadelphia?
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james w glenn
(bark-eater) - F
Pulk-able winter trails reachable from Philadelphia? on 12/13/2011 16:13:52 MST Print View

I'm cross posting this here, and i the Pre-trip planning forum. I hope thats ok.

This will be my first winter in the Mid Atlantic for some time, so I'm looking for areas within 4 hours of Philadelphia to take 2-4 day ski and snowshoe trips dragging a pulk.
I did the Old Loggers Trail this summer and think that this would be about the limit of "up and down" I would want to take on in deep snow.
Though it is a stretch, I would really like to find a trail I can can access with public transportation, as my present vehicle is a subcompact buzz bomb. Beyond that, I will need to find trails that are accessible by plowed roads.

Michael Schwartz
(greenwalk) - MLife

Locale: PA & Ireland
Pulk-able winter trails reachable from Philadelphia?" on 12/13/2011 16:42:28 MST Print View

I'd highly recommend the Batona Trail, and other branch trails. Then you have Harriman State Park, Catskills ...

You'll find a good report on the Batona Tail in the Post-Trip Reports. --Mike

Edited by greenwalk on 12/14/2011 13:39:26 MST.