Storm Causes Major Problems on Tuscarora Trail in Pennsylvania
Pete Brown, district manager of the Tuscarora Trail in Pennsylvania
reports that the trail in the Tuscarora State Forest is "effectively
closed between the Hemlock Road to the Fowler Hollow Shelter #3 and
probably continuing northbound to Second Narrows Road. Extreme winds
during the last week of May blew down extensive areas of trees.
Although problems around the small area around the shelter have been
addressed, there are detours and large trees down that hikers will need
to scramble over or under to get through. Beyond that area the trail is
essentially impassable. The Tuscarora State Forest is planning a
timber sale to salvage the downed trees but it could take up to a year
before the damaged area is cleared."
Pete clarified that some but not all necessary detours are marked.
Hikers looking for more information could contact the Tuscarora State
Forest office at 717-356-3191.
Pete sent the pictures and comments below to illustrate the problem.
Where is the trail?
Near miss at the shelter. Ken May in background
Need for a detour. We’re not to cut salvageable timber. Dave Trone with saw
Every few steps it’s like this or worse.