Hike at Natural Lands Trust's Bald Mountain Preserve

Posted on: June 12, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Join hike leader, Jim Ridolfi, to explore the newly created 385-acre Bald Mountain Preserve on the East Mountains of the Wyoming Valley. North Branch Land Trust helped facilitate the acquisition of this preserve by Natural Lands Trust.

If you look toward the southeast when driving south on the cross-valley expressway in Wilkes-Barre you cannot miss the windmills atop Bald Mountain in Bear Creek Township! The rugged terrain of this mountain is largely forested; dominant species include red oak, white oak, and red maple. Two state-designated “high quality” streams flow through the property, bordered by native hemlocks and aspens. The property is unique in that it is a transition property between two distinctly different geophysical regions. To the northwest is the Anthracite Valley section of the Valley and Ridge Province and to the southeast is Glaciated Pocono Plateau section of the Appalachian Plateau.

HIKE DETAILS: •This hike is rated DIFFICULT. It is a guided hike on newly established trails with some bushwacking involved with steep slope and some rocky terrain an a narrow footpath. •Limited to experienced day hikers with adequate footwear for rough terrain. •Expect steep slopes, rocky terrain and narrow trails with some bushwacking. •Bring water and snacks

This hike is free for all but
Click the register button below to register online or email romanansky@nblt.org or call the office at 570-696-5545

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