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Connecting the forests in Central Pennsylvania

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DevilDodge

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So I ran the first part/southeast Map side today.

This was awesome to be on dirt so long.

And tram road to peale road...was worth the trip in itself.

Wife and son said it was the most fun road we had been on...with all the rain it was like driving a shallow stream.

I would have to say going the other direction would be eben more fun.

So. This can be done in any vehicle with a decent ground clearance. But...if you do not...a bit longer on dirt reroute can be done
 

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Here are some links to my other threads with pics and further explanations of my scouting.




 

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My opinion of some sites in BESF.

Below Route 45 is the most popular and has the most to see overall.

Site 47 is probably our absolute favorite site. A vista near by. Clear up on top of the mountain sunk way back in from the road. Very peaceful...except for the planes...you are way up there...geocache nearby.

Site 48 and 69. Huge sites. On opposite ends of the forest. Easy to get to. 48 is a bit more secluded. Great for groups or larger campers.

46 is our 2nd favorite. Unfortunately our huge tent will not work here. Great for smaller tents and room for a couple rigs. The Gem is for hammock campers. A trail leads from the site down to a stream and is very secluded.

45 is a good one if you have a long travel trailer...otherwise...it is just a nice site. But right near the main road into Poe Valley SP.

61 has a lean to right on site. Not good for an RTT setup...but great if you want to bring no shelter...it is already there. 62 is right up from it...and not to bad. Not really an RTT site...but I have seen them find a way to work. 63 is just up a little more and is near an intersection...but a great spot for a pop up camper.

64 and 65 are pretty nice on the very south side of the forest. 64 is on a dead end road. Near some good hiking. They are also easy to get to from the main road.

41 42 and 44 are walk in sites. You park near the road and take your stuff back to the site. Some good hiking by them...and right above Poe Valley SP.

Site 70 is an ok site...easy to get too...but right on the road. Right by 69.

66...nothing about it I liked. Close to the road and unlevel.

Those are all the southern sites.

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DevilDodge

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I need this for my adventures.

Wish I had the time off to fly out to OR and drive it home. Man I hope this goes to someone who will appreciate it and eventually sell it to me when I am more able to use it...one can dream
 
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DevilDodge

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@DevilDodge I love it! Having owned a '56 & '75 Power Wagon & an '89 Ramcharger, I love it! I wish I had time to share the driving duties back east with you!!!!
Also, a buddy had a Plymouth Trail Duster the same colors as that camper!
Here is an old terrible pic of my 89 Ramcharger.Screenshot_20210306-191605~2.png
I had a 77 also.. My first 4x4... No pics.

I would do about anything to still have my 79 Trailduster... Especially now that my son and I do this sometimes our selves. It would be perfect for the hobby.

If I had the funds to blow right now...we would be making that road trip.
 
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DevilDodge

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Some thoughts on sites in Moshannon

Medix Run Sites
1 - bigger site for trailer
2 - smallish but will work
4,3 - side by side sites, if occupied together large space. fishing area would skip if solo
5- small but also has some space
6 - small and on road
7- smaller than 8, stony
8 - large
9 - tent only site. parking along rd, short haul across creek to camp area
10- on the road, least favorite

Shagger's Inn
1 off to the left and grassy
2 in the center gravel
3 off to the right and grassy.

I hope to get up during the daylight and get better descriptions and some photos.
 
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DevilDodge

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Some thoughts on Rothrock sites.

1. Large. Has a gate. Not really near anything. Nice.
2. At the top of the hill. Near the Indian lookout. Close to the road...but great spot for hammock camping. Great views near the site
3. Flat. Large. Has an awesome stream with swimming area back a trail. At an intersection...but not overly busy.
4. Large, flat. Near the popular parts of Rothrock. Kinda of a challenge to get a trailer into.
5. Large. Has a concrete pad. Next to road. Is just outside of Bald Eagle SF. Great spot for exploring both forests.
6. On dead end road. Up away from road. Has always been occupied so no real Intel.
7. On dead end road. Secluded from road. Near some great hiking and bouldering. Short drive to hawk watch. Short drive to Greenwood furnace Sp. Very secluded at night.
8. Down near Raystown lake. Mainly an equestrian site. Busy area. Away from the main forest.
 
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