Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM
Duff Park, Murrysville, Westmoreland County
Leader: Loree Speedy, 724-518-6022; firstname.lastname@example.org
Expect some uphill trail climbing in this lovely old-growth wooded slope.
Directions: From Pittsburgh, take I-376 east (Parkway East) to its end
at US 22 East – Murrysville. Travel US 22 for 5 miles to a traffic
light and Sheetz at School Rd. Turn right onto School Rd, traveling
about 1/8 of a mile, cross the bridge over Turtle Creek, and park in
the parking lot on the right.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM
Wolf Creek Narrows, Butler County
Leader: Dianne Machesney
Contact Information: email@example.com
cell: (412) 523-0368; home: (412) 366-7869
Directions: From Pittsburgh take I-79 north to Exit 105. At the end of the ramp turn left on PA 108. Travel east on PA 108 for about 0.7 miles to West Park Rd (Dairy Queen on the right). Turn left onto West Park Road (SR 1015) and drive north about 1.8 miles to SR 1020 (you can see some large silos on the right). Turn right on SR 1020 (Miller
Rd) and drive about 1.7 miles to the small parking lot on the right.
(SR 1020 is a winding road and at an almost T intersection, turn right
to stay on SR 1020.) If you reach the bridge, you have gone too far.
The parking lot is just before you reach the bridge over Wolf Creek.
Wolf Creek Narrows is known for its spectacular display of spring
wildflowers – Virginia bluebells and golden saxifrage in the hemlock
hardwood forest and white trillium in the mature stands of sugar
maple, all along a high-quality stream meandering through towering
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00 PM
Cedar Creek Gorge, Westmoreland County
Leader: Mark Bowers, 724-454-4012; firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: From Pittsburgh, travel PA 51 south to its junction with
PA 201 (just after Bills and Willowbrook Plaza). Continuing on PA 51,
travel 2 additional miles to the traffic light for Concord Ln (gas
station and Burger King on left) and turn left. (This traffic light
at Concord Ln can also be reached by I-70 exit 46B and continuing
north on PA 51 for a very short distance). Traveling on Concord Ln,
bear right at fork and then turn right onto Municipal Dr. Continue
about 0.6 mile past Timm’s Lane, and turn left into the main entrance
to Cedar Creek Park. Follow this road downhill, cross the bike trail,
and turn left to continue through a series of parking lots until you
reach the farthest parking lot, near the Gorge Trail.
There will be early spring plants popping out along the stream, but
wear sturdy shoes if you wish to make the climb to see Snow Trillium.