Special message from Linda Brynan Sears regarding 2018 summer foray schedule:
Our club is co-hosting the 2019 Northeast Mycological Federation (NEMF) Sam Ristich Foray. As I am assisting with the preparation and implementation of leading forays for the event, I feel it is necessary that I attend this summer’s (July, 26-29, 2018) NEMF Foray in order to learn procedures so that I can be effective in this role. Our own club’s annual Miknis Foray in Mont Alto, PA is the following weekend, August 3-5, 2018. (PLEASE join us if you can. Registration closes 7/23.) This means that I cannot conduct forays for those two consecutive weekends. I have planned to try to make it up to you all by conducting our club forays every remaining weekend in August. Hope to see you there!
EPM – 2018 SUMMER FORAY SCHEDULE – OPEN TO MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS
Saturday, July 7, 2018 – 10 am – Little Buffalo State Park
Directions: From PA 322, take the Newport Exit and follow PA 34 South through the town of Newport. One mile from town, turn right onto Little Buffalo State Park Road (County Rd. 4010) to the park. Go past the Park Office and Holman Lake. Turn left onto Swimming Pool Rd. Take the first right into parking area. Park as close to the Park’s sign board as possible in order to have easier access to trails. There are rest room facilities here. DD: 40.4519, -77.1886; DMS: N 40° 27' 6.84'', W 77° 11' 19.063''; GPS: N 40 45.190, W -77 18.862 Park Website: http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/LittleBuffaloStatePark/Pages/default.aspx
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 10 am – Colonel Denning State Park
Directions: The Park is eight miles north of Newville and nine miles south of Landisburg, along PA 233. From Harrisburg: take I-81 South to exit 37 toward Newville. Continue past Newville on Rt. 233 North. As you approach the park on Rt. 233 you will see a sign on the right for Colonel Denning. Then notice a sign Slow Park Entrance. Turn right, and the park office is right there. Once at the park, go past office toward the Trail Center. Go past the parking lot on the right and over the bridge and up the hill where there is a large parking lot. 1599 Doubling Gap Rd., Newville, PA 17241 DD: 40.282809, -77.413924; DMS: N 40 16 58, W -77 24 50; GPS: N 40 16.968, W -77 24.835 Park Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/coloneldenning/index.htm
Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 10 am – Minnich’s Hit – Haldeman Tract
Directions: From Lancaster: Take US 30 W to PA-283 W. Follow signs for Harrisburg. Take the I-283 N toward I-81/I83/Harrisburg. Merge onto I-83 N. Continue onto US-322 W. Merge onto I-81 S/US-322 W. Use the right lane to take exit 67A-67B for US-22 W/US-322 W toward Lewistown. At the interchange US-322 W, use the right lane to follow signs for US-22 W toward Lewistown. Take the 225 North Halifax N exit. Continue onto PA-225 N/Peters Mountain Rd. Turn right onto PA-325 E/Clarks Valley Rd. Go 10.5 miles, turn left onto T557. Continue onto Carsonville Rd/T534B. Turn right to stay on Carsonville Rd/T534B. Turn right onto Back Rd. Take the 2nd left onto White Oak Rd. Turn left to stay on White Oak Rd. Destination will be on the right "Minnich's Hit" - Game Lands Rd./White Oak. Game Lands Rd., Halifax, PA 17032 DD: 40.552541, -76.7473984; DMS: N 40 33 09, W -76 44 50; GPS: N 40 33.152, W -76 44.843 Park Website: http://m.dcnr.state.pa.us/StateForests/StateForestDetail?District=18
Saturday, August 18, 2018 – 10 am – Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
Directions: From Rt. 30 take Rt. 501 North to the Brickerville light. Go right onto Rt. 322. Take the first left onto Hopeland Rd, and follow that to Kleinfeltersville Rd., where you go left. Proceed up hill and take a left onto Museum Drive. Bear left again to go past the pond. Meet in the parking lot on the left. 100 Museum Rd., Stevens, PA 17578 DD: 40.2680, -76.2485; DMS: N 40 16 04, W -76 14 54; GPS: N 40 16.080, W -76 14.910 Park Website: http://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/AboutUs/ContactInformation/Southeast/MiddleCreekWildlifeManageme ntArea/Pages/default.aspx
Saturday, August 25, 2018 – 10 am – SGL 110 (Sand Spring Trail)
Directions: From I-78 take Exit 23 for Shartlesville. Turn north onto Mountain Rd. (If you are coming from the west, turn left from exit ramp. If you are coming from the east, turn right.) Proceed 0.4 miles on Mountain Rd., make slight left onto Forge Dam Rd. Go 1.1 miles to stop sign. (Sign for State Game Lands will be on your right.) Turn right onto N. Northkill Rd. Go 0.2 miles to parking area. There is a gate across the dirt Appalachian Trail Connector road. Note: Love's Travel Stop/Subway/McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts should be on your left after exiting I-78. These are the last chances you will have for supplies/restroom facilities. N. Northkill Rd., Shartlesville, PA 19554 DD: 40.537755, -76.123501; DMS: N 40 32 15, W -76 07 24; GPS: N 40 32.265, W -76 07.410
Saturday, September 8, 2018 – 10 am – Gold Mine Rd. (Stony Creek Trail Head East – SGL 211)
Directions: To reach the northeastern trailhead from the north Lebanon area, take SR 72 north. Where it crosses the Appalachian Trail SR 72 becomes SR 443. When you reach Gold Mine Rd. turn left (north) and follow it to the top of the mountain; continue down to the bottom of the mountain. Just before the Evening Branch bridge, turn left onto Stony Valley Railroad Grade. The trailhead and parking are straight ahead. (Special Note re parking: the millings from removing old road pavement have been dumped here reducing much of the parking area. It may help if you are able to car pool with someone. Thank you!)
Stony Valley Railroad Grade, Jonestown, PA 17038 DD: 40.526178, -76.537447; DMS: N 40 31 34, W -76 32 14; GPS: N 40 31.570, W -76 32.246
Spring Morel Forays are member's only forays.
All other Forays and Winter Meeting events are
free and open to the public.
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