Use caution when riding Lonberger!! The message below was sent from Joshua Thompson, Management Forester, Rothrock State Forest:
I am writing this letter to make you aware that the timbersale that is adjacent to the Lonberger path on Tussey Mountain will become active very soon. Crews may begin clearing the trees for the haul road as early as this week and road construction may begin as early as Wednesday, December 4th. After the haul road is constructed, crews will begin logging the area and log trucks will be traveling the haul road frequently. The timber sale will be limited to within the fences. However, the trail will be impacted in several locations due to hauling/skidding roads. I have posted signs to caution trail users of hazards during the active logging operation at both trail heads and where the trail crosses the haul road. I have told the buyer to be on the lookout for trail users, but everyone will have to be very aware when using this section of trail. Please contact me with any questions/concerns that you may have. Thank You!
Please be aware that there will be timbersale activity occuring on Lonberger trail from November 16, 2013 until approximately March 31, 2014. There will be logging trucks and equipment passing over the trail in several locations. Please use caution when riding the trail.
On Saturday, September 28, 2013, the Nittany Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) will host young riders, ages 6 to 18, for a youth mountain biking event. The ride is part of a nationwide celebration known as Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, supported by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
NMBA welcomes all local riders who want to have a fun day on their bikes. Here’s everything you need to know:
- Register in advance not necessary, but you may do so by contacting Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Be sure to bring bike, helmet
Meeting place is Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, PA
- Start time is 10am
- Parents are welcome to ride too!
- Waiver form will need to be signed at the event
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The lower section of Lonberger Path, also known as Chute Trail, seen on this map is slated to be relocated and “rock armored”. Due to this section of trail being extremely eroded, this project
is essential to develop a sustainable trail. … Not only is this trail dangerous and difficult to traverse, it has potential to cause environmental issues associated with stream sedimentation. This project is to begin August 5th and continue for approximately 2-3 weeks. During this time, Chute Trail will be CLOSED TO ALL recreation uses. Once the project is complete, Chute Trail will reopen and the old section as well as Cabin Trail will be properly retired and eliminated.
This project has been approved by the DCNR: Bureau of Forestry, Rothrock State Forest. If you have any questions, please call the District Office at (814) 643-2340.
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The Centre County Gazette has a writeup on the improvements NMBA has made to Rothrock State Forest, and our future plans.