The DV Chapter has a long history of involvement in building, maintaining, and advocating for trails throughout our region. Advocacy efforts led by Malcolm White in the 80’s led to the Lehigh Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension being twinned, rather than running a road through Lehigh Gap as had been proposed. The creation of the Perkiomen Trail in the 90’s was due in part to advocacy efforts spearheaded by Kent Johnson and Jane Shepard that involved many DV members. Trails from Valley Forge to Delaware Water Gap, including a section of the AT, have been the focus of volunteer efforts by DV Chapter members. In recent years, the chapter has been active in efforts to create the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network, which will extend the Highlands Trail (130 miles in New York and New Jersey) along the length of the Pennsylvania Highlands, from the Delaware River at Riegelsville, PA south to the Maryland border in south-central PA.
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- Trekking JordanWednesday, November 16, 2022, @ 7:30 PM at Illicks Mill Monthly program meeting AMC -Lehigh Valley Group. This meeting will take place in person at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem and via Zoom for those unable… Read more »Source: Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter | Published: October 16, 2022 - 11:17 pm
- No Meeting in October 2022There will be no monthly meeting of the AMC-Lehigh Valley Group in October 2022 because most of the organizers will be out of the country enjoying new adventures. The next LVG meeting will take place… Read more »Source: Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter | Published: October 16, 2022 - 2:46 am
- AT Ridge Runner program completes its 30th yearOur ridge runner this year was Maggie Gardner and she did a great job! Maggie and her husband Alex thru-hiked the trail in 2019. He was on track to being a ridge runner in 2020,… Read more »Source: Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter | Published: September 30, 2022 - 1:15 am