Field Trip to Duff Park — April 19, 2014

duff parkSaturday,   April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM

Duff Park, Murrysville, Westmoreland   County

Leader: Loree Speedy, 724-518-6022;
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.

Wolf Creek Narrows— Tuesday April 22, 2014

wolf creekTuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM
Wolf Creek Narrows, Butler County
Leader: Dianne Machesney
Contact Information:

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

First Field Trip of the 2014 Season- Cedar Creek Gorge

Snow Trillium   Cedar Creek Gorge


Sunday, April 6, 2014,   1:00 PM
Cedar Creek Gorge, Westmoreland County

Leader: Mark Bowers, 724-454-4012;
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.