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One of the many activities we like to profile in Susquehanna Life magazine is hiking opportunities throughout the state. We are lucky to have access to public lands through which many challenging hikes are blazed and maintained.

Due to my mother’s illness, and her passing in July, and my youngest son leaving for college in August, I spent a lot of time close to home this summer.

But every weekend, throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Otzinachson Lewisburg branch of the Sierra Club (and Sierra Clubs throughout the state) offer group hiking opportunities that offer a safe way to navigate through woods sometimes populated by poisonous snakes and wild animals (!) with a genuinely nice group of people.

Hiking through the beautiful state parks and forests, where trails abound, allows an appreciation for the natural beauty, open spaces and the pristine land and water formations Pennsylvania offers us. Plans to frack within these lands frightens and saddens many of us who enjoy and treasure what were once thought of as protected vestiges of woodlands.

On Sunday, Aug. 25, Joe Rebar will lead a 16.3 mile hike, rated moderate to strenuous, throughout RB Winter State Park, in Mifflinburg. There is, he assures us, only one tough climb. We’ll burn off hundreds of calories and get some much-needed aerobic exercise.

Joe will meet hikers at the breast of the dam, on Route 192, just outside the park entrance, at 8:30 a.m. Bring lunch and water, and plan to spend about 8 hours on this hike. A map is below. If you need more information, you can call Joe at (570) 259-0134. Join us!

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