When participating in Butler Outdoor Club events, it is assumed that all participants are responsible for their own safety and of their dependents(such as children) at the event. The facilitator is simply providing an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the event together and is not assuming responsibility or liability for the safety of the participants.
Outing Leader Event Log
|McConnells Mill State Park Community Program Sunday, May 11, 2008 3:00 PM “Spring Wildflower Walk” Experience the beauty of Mother’s Day with a walk in the lovely Hell’s Hollow valley. Despite the name, it is one of the most charming places to experience the wildflowers in McConnells Mill State Park. Join the park naturalist for a mile stroll on an easy trail starting at the Hell’s Hollow parking lot. . Allow 15 minutes to get to Hells Hollow (no facilities) if coming from the old mill Phone 724 368-3612 or email email@example.com|
|12:00 am Visit Boyce Park with Joanne Winwood 412-371-3167. Bag lunch.|
|Alle/Kiski/Connie Sojourn: Friday intermediate level 11 mile paddle on the Connemaugh River. Saturday novice level 10 mile paddle on the Kiski River Sunday novice level 8 mile paddle on the Kiski River. Optional ACA Paddling Instruction May 15-16 You can pick the day of your choice or sign up for the entire weekend. For those of you staying overnight, the accommodations at the Keystone Tall Tree Girl Scout Council Program Center, Skymeadow, near Avonmore, are perfect. You can spend the night in a heated building with showers, camp in a platform tent, or bring your own tent or RV Camper to suit your roughing it style. The cost is reasonable, considering the trip includes all food, insurance, shuttles and side tours, listed in the flier. For example on Saturday the group will visit historic Casino Theatre in Vandergrift For details call 724.845.5426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BOC first cleanup of the season Saturday at 10am. We have adopted a 1 mile section of Rt 422 at Moraine State Park - South Shore west to the bridge. We will meet at the South Shore exit in the dirt parking lot at 10am. Supplies are provided for clean up. This is a 2 hour job, all help is appreciated. Dana 724-282-1169|
|Butler Freeport Trail Work Day We are making such good progress clearing towards Butler, and the Groundbreaking/Community Walk is fast approaching! May 17th - 9AM -12Noon - meet at the lot across from Etzel Masonry, 119 Herman Rd. This past Saturday's workday went very well, we all worked hard. The view of the Courthouse is spectacular! Chainsaws, pruners, gloves, safety glasses and some items needed. I will be picking up the chipper again, which makes work go faster. ALSO NEEDED : TWO VOLUNTEERS TO PASS OUT MAPS AND HELP AT SOUTH BUTLER’S BIKE RODEO MAY 17th 10AM - 2PM. PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. Thanks and hope to see you there. Chris President Butler Freeport Trail|
|McConnells Mill State Park Community Program Join the park naturalist at the picnic tables beside the old mill for a guided walk focusing on ferns. Slippery Rock Gorge is home to many varieties of ferns, some of which are rare. Also, wildflowers of many descriptions are found in the park. Explore the rocky paths near the old mill in search of these delicate beauties. Some moderate hiking involved, bring water and sturdy shoes. Parking available at Kildoo picnic area, then walk down to the mill. Phone 724 368-3612 or email email@example.com|
|BOC Moraine State Park North Shore Bike Trail. Easy ride on a newly paved trail about 14 miles. Meet 6:00pm at the bike rental lot. Jean Adams 724.453.1685|
|McConnells Mill State Park Community Program Friday, May 23, 2008 8:30 PM “Owl Prowl” Join the search for the sounds and sights of owls on Hell’s Hollow trail. We may even carry on a conversation with one. Bring a flashlight, wear sturdy shoes, and meet park staff at the Hell’s Hollow parking lot for a nighttime adventure. Allow 15 minutes to get to Hells Hollow (no facilities) if coming from the old mill. Phone 724 368-3612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Annual BOC Outdoor Extravaganza over Memorial Weekend Base camp at Breakneck Campground (Near McConnells Mill & Moraine State Park) Sponsored by Butler Outdoor Club ( From I80 or Pa.Turnpike,take I79, exit Route 422 west 1.4 miles. Then take Rt.19 South 2.9 miles and follow Outdoor Extravaganza signs as you turn right onto Cheeseman Rd. 1.7 miles to campground.) We have a weekend full of various outdoor activities: road bike and bike trail trips, mountain biking, canoeing or kayaking on lakes or streams, sailing, rock climbing and rapeling, rafting, caving, horseback riding and various levels of hikes. There is also a pontoon boat tour and fun workshops. Breakneck Campground is our base camp, but camping is optional. Leaders meet you here 9:00 AM each morning and take you to where each trip or workshop begins. Delicious breakfasts, bag lunches and evening meals are catered at the campground, but also optional. Friday is a Weiner Roast/Picnic, and Sat. we go all out with a Pig Roast. Each evening brings a great speaker presentation or wonderful entertainment, followed afterwards with telescope viewing and sitting around the campfire. Throughout the weekend a gear exchange/flea market will be set up, so join us to buy or sale. If there is interest, we will have a Kids Activities Group for a Kids Extravaganza. This weekend is a must! Last year over 200 people from six states participated in this event. Details, Registration or Volunteer help: email@example.com 724-526-5407 www.butleroutdoorclub.org|
|McConnells Mill State Park Community Program Sunday, May 25, 2008 4:00 PM “Heart Hike” Come out and get fit! This is the first in a series of five guided hikes this summer, traveling over the beautiful paths in McConnells Mill State Park. Join park staff for hikes of gently increasing challenge and enjoy the scenery along the way. Watch the DCNR Calendar of Events for dates, times and locations, and for all hikes wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water. This first hike meets in Kildoo Picnic Area, goes down the stone steps to the gristmill, then up Alpha Pass Trail to the Point Parking Area, then back to Kildoo, for a total of about 1 & 1/2 miles. Phone 724 368-3612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BOC monthly meeting 6:30 pm Butler YMCA, lower level. Join us for our meeting and program on backpacking in the Alps and Europe.|
Butler Freeport Trail Groundbreaking and Community Walk 10:00am - 1:00pm starting at Franklin Field, Herman Rd. Take Ziegler St past Father Marinaro Park to Herman Road, field is on your right before Protzman Rd.|
Escape to the Lake MS-150 bike ride from Cranberry Twp to Lake Erie|
Tom Nesbit invites any BOC members to join with him and the "Wacky Wheelers" team. This team holds training rides and Tom will be doing various trail rides for training this spring.
Cost of this event is $ 250 per person and all proceeds go directly to M.S. sufferers. This is the 23rd annual MS-150 ride and I have participated in 7 previous rides. For more details and what to expect, call Tom Nesbitt anytime at 724-452-0145 or email at email@example.com 1500 riders make this trip each year for a worthy cause and see the MS web page for more details and registration at http://bikepax.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_PAX_Details_EscapetotheLakeErie
Rachel Carson Trail Challenge Training Hike Series
Everyone is welcome on these hikes; you do not need to be entered into the Challenge to participate.
Be sure to let the indicated leader know you'll be attending a particular hike at least twelve (12) hours in advance.
For each hike there is a $3 activity fee per person ($1 for Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy members). This fee will be collected by the leader on the day of the hike.
Please bring at least a quart of water (more if the temperature will be warm) and some energy snacks (e.g. Powerbar).
Minimum age is 12.|
Saturday, June 7 Leader: Donna Stolz, 412-487-2328 19.3 miles Difficulty level (1-10): 9 This hike was specifically chosen to be the final, longest and most difficult hike prior to the Challenge. We begin at the Bull Creek Road checkpoint location, then head up and down through Creighton, tackling Crawford Run hill, Murray Hill, the "roller coaster", then Log Cabin hill, Lefever Hill, and Rich Hill. We'll perambulate Emmerling Park and end in Dorseyville. If you get through this, you can do it! Meet in the River City Glass parking lot at the intersection of Route 910 and Cedar Run Road at 8 AM. Directions: Follow Route 910 along the Yellow Belt to 0.5 miles west of Saxonburg Blvd. intersection, opposite Sunflower Valley Market.
Rachel Carson Trail Challenge 2008
The twelfth annual Rachel Carson Trail Challenge is on Saturday June 21, 2008, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.
34 Miles The traditional Challenge. It begins in Harrison Hills Park and ends in North Park. Starts at 5:30 AM, finish deadline is 8:54 PM, or 15 hours 4 minutes, whichever comes first. Limit 600 participants, minimum age 12.
Homestead Challenge 18 Miles Also known as the "Half Challenge", it begins at the Springdale High School, near the Rachel Carson Homestead, and ends in North Park. Starts at 9:00 AM, finish deadline is 4:53 PM or 7 hours 53 minutes, whichever comes first. If you ever thought about trying the Challenge but never thought you could go 34 miles, this may be for you. Limit 200 participants, minimum age 12.
Family Challenge 8 Miles This begins in Hartwood Acres Park in Indiana Township and ends at North Park. Starts at noon. It's intended for families of up to 5 members, and the minimum age is 8. Unlike last year, there are only a few modest hills on this section of the trail. Limit 50 families. There'll be a cookout at the Beaver Shelter in North Park for everyone to enjoy. This year, all three events are ending at the same place.
|Tumpline Ministries is planning a bicycle trip from Pittsbugh to Washington, DC June 23 to 28 Dan Jenny 724.898.3322|
|Venture Outdoors Adventure Bike Tour of the Butler Freeport Trail Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Butler-Freeport Community Trail follows the path of the Butler branch of the Western Pennsylvania Railroad. We'll pass stone quarries and brick kilns along this 12-mile trail. Join us for a ride into Western Pennsylvania's past. Cost: $10.00 member/$20.00 non-member|
|Regatta at Lake Arthur, Moraine State Park, North Shore, Prospect, PA, Phone: 724-368-8811 Focused on the environment, outdoor sports & family-centered activities for all ages. Fishing for the kids. Voyager canoe rides. Nature tours in paddle craft. Sail across the lake. Dance to the music at the Classic Car Cruise. Ongoing children’s activities. Dead fish polo. Live entertainment. Plus Moraine Marketplace, an outdoor bazaar of goods & services. Canoe, kayak & sailboat races. Hot air balloon launches. Food vendors. FIREWORKS on Saturday Night! and its FREE! 724.368.8811|
|North Country Scenic Trail Annual Conference, Cazenovia, NY. Registration May 19 - July 21.|