Members with information/experience/interest in Pennsylvania State Forests for off pavement travel/dispersed camping

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SteveC-Pro4X

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Havertown, PA
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Steve
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Yes DevilDodge I changed my screen name. Thanks for the BESP and BESF clarification.

The westbound trek was in October & November - it was wonderful. Came back a changed man. My YT channel features 13 trek videos - the first video is HERE.

In March, I am heading west again for 5 months - starting in Arizona then slowly working my way to Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington. There is so much to see and do out there.
 

MeliMK

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What a great thread! You are (almost) making me excited to return to PA next year. I'm honestly not looking forward to the (crowded) east coast when there is so much open rec area out here (WA).

We'll be based in Orwigsburg but don't mind traveling far and wide for adventure.

Area of interest: dispersed camping as much as possible, anything off road
Type of involvement: meet ups (oh wait thats below too)
Type of vehicle: 02 F250 & 96 Bronco both extremely off road capable
Your ability to get out: very available (husband is retiring) for day trips, overnights, last minute, and well planned adventure
Any areas of interest: no idea. all the places?
Areas of outdoor interest: hiking, hunting, waterfalls, lakes, anywhere thats dog friendly and scenic
Interest in meetups or group rides: yes!

I should be researching a Death Valley trip coming up in March but I wanted to say HI and bookmark this thread for future use.

Melinda
 
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DevilDodge

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Glasgow, Pennsylvania, USA
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Just noticed something. When you click on the campsite. You then click on the name when the bubble and an availability tab comes up. You can then check for when the aite is reserved.

This is awesome. Will make planning a lot easier.

But also shows how popular these sites are already. Dang covid made everybody a camper it seems. And are sending many of us deeper into the woods for adventure. Ugh.

Hope to get out soon.

So much snow right now though. Lots of forest roads are sticking people in their place.

Good times
 

dboden01

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19465, United States
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Derek
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So much great information here, thanks.

Recently settled back in the SE PA region, after some extensive travel throughout the country. I am so ready to get back out on another adventure. I am hopeful to get some time in this spring and summer in a number of the forest regions you all have mentioned.

I have been hoping to meet up with some like minded adventurers for a meet and greet. Perhaps a rigs and coffee style event.

I started a thread on the East Region page


If any of you are interest, drop me a line!

Best,
Derek
 
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DevilDodge

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It is pretty ugly out there. And this weekend is going to get warm. If you do go out...be sure to get out to a manageable road before sunset. The melting snow will be ice and unless you are prepared...you will be stuck.

Good luck and safe travels to anyone venturing out.