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Pennsylvania - Thousand Steps

Location: 14251 William Penn Hwy, Mapleton, PA 17052

Date/Time: Saturday, March 10th, 2018/ 10:00am Meetup with a 10:15am Start Time

This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Ambassador Beverly Atkinson. 

If you’re looking to get a leg workout in, this is the hike for you. Saturday March 10th GWHPA will be hosting a hike at Thousand Steps near Mt. Union, PA. This hike is an out and back 3.5 mile long trail with an elevation gain of 1003 feet. And just like the name implies, this hike’s elevation is in the form of, you guessed it, STEPS. And let me tell you, these stairs are no joke. But don’t let that stop you from coming out, because once you get to the top the view is amazing! 

The GWH trail rating system rates this hike as YELLOW:
Moderate hike, well-signed, elevation gain of between 1,000-2,000ft., low altitude. Novice hikers welcome!

This hike might be slightly more strenuous than expected. I would suggest taking some time to properly warm up before this hike (especially if you are coming from a distance like me) since the stairs will be the first thing you do. Trekking poles can be useful for this hike, especially if you have bad knees or ankles. You can follow the link below for more information on this hike. 

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