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  1. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Help me plan my weekend...

    My wife mentioned camping in PA. We're in Annapolis MD. Is there anywhere decent to go in PA with in about 4 hours drive that includes a) single track, b) camping c) doesn't mind a dog?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. rpk1988

    rpk1988 90210

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    Go to Gettysburg and sleep with the ghosts. Thats always fun. I went there once to a place called devils den with a bunch of rocks and that was fun. Other then that, there are plenty of places to camp in PA, I just cant think of any right now. Haha.
     
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    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    It's right at your 4 hour limit most likely, but check out the State College, PA area. It will be move-in weekend for students so I would avoid downtown like the plague but there is tons of singletrack and camping available. The guys at Mt. Nittany Wheelworks can point you to the trails. Primitive camping is available in the various state forests and parks around the area or there is a KOA in Bellefonte with cabins and such. You could ride Rothrock, Greenwood Furnace, or the less traveled Bald Eagle State Park.
     
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    I'm going Skiing. :)
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    We're going to Elevenmile Canyon. I think it's a bit more than 4 hours from PA, though. :think:



     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Why, you BAHSTID!! :eviltongu
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    go to jim thorpe... has all of the things you want
     
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    all the cool people are heading to durango. that's only an hour to the airport for you i think? :p
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    20 min from my house to BWI. With gas prices the way they are that's not too bad a suggestion.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Thanks! I think that we are postponing our trip to next weekend now so it might not be as busy downtown. I've really wanted to get up to State College to check it out. I've heard it's a really nice area. I've been thinking I need to look for a job there at the University.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    You sir suck sir.
     
  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yeah, it does suck. I hate having to decide.

    Do I climb?



    Fish?



    Ride?

    Maybe I'll do it all!

    :p
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    That's on the list for the fall as well. Either that or Antietam. We rode our bikes to Harper's Ferry once and we were hanging around in town well after dark when all the touron's had gone home. It was dead quiet and really spooky. We were walking by the river and noticed about 6 civil war reinactors camped out. The invited us up to their campfire and fed us civil war era food and snacks. We just hung out by the fire and they told us all about their uniforms and weapons, etc. They could have been ghosts for all I know. It was a weird night. Ha Ha.
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    What was it....... weird stuff?
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    No. It was some hearty bean soup (kind of bland) and cornbread and some molasses cookies. One of the guys said that the cookie recipe was passed down through his family from some great great grandmother or something along those lines.
     
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    Awesome. Be aware though that the first home football game is the 3rd. Attendance will be low due to the holiday weekend but there will still be effects so to speak. You can easily avoid any of the congestion by staying to the Boalsburg or Bellefonte areas and sneak downtown during the game.

    I'd love to move back there some day, it really is a nice area with some great riding. If you can score a PSU job, you'll have it made. They haven't had a workforce reduction since the '60s and the pay/benefits are good. A friend of mine works for the Applied Research Lab and to say he's got it good is a huge understatement.

    Enrollment has been capped as well so when they decide they need more money or have more space they want to occupy, they'll just let some more people in. If you're in to research, they typically receive the most research money in the country.

    If you head up, pick up a copy of the Purple Lizard map or check mtnittanymba.org to see if they have a ride organized.
     
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    Yep, State College. The trails rock.
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    So where did you go?

    Elevenmile canyon rocked. :D
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    The 'shed'. It was fun. It rained. It was slicker than whale snot. Everybody left behind paint and body/bike parts on the rocks. Good times. I'd post pictures but certain powers that be would probably ring my neck.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sweet!

    We had to suffer with dry, sunny weather in the low 80's. :mad:

    I guess it did get cloudy Saturday afternoon for about an hour. :p

    Had fun fishing and going for a "long explore in the woods" with my wife & three liddle boys. They were pretty much going ape**** for all of the nice little rocks around to climb.

    This was just above our campsite. We climbed the hill to the base one afternoon:



    Edit: Forgot to mention the booty-find of the weekend:

     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Looks like good bouldering. Did you bring a crashpad? I met a local guy where we rode this weekend who said he had a big boulder field in his back yard. Said we could come up an boulder anytime. I might have to take him up on it.
     
  22. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nope. I didn't boulder. We just messed around with the kids on the easy rocks. Next time I'll at least take shoes.

    There's a $hitload of good climbing up there:

    http://climbingboulder.com/rock/db/elevenmile_canyon/
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    "Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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    Excellent. Got to finish the CV....