January 2015 Edition
Updated January 13

Winterfest at Chapman State Park

January 17 and 18

AOC members will lead cross-country ski events at Winterfest at Chapman State Park. Greg Burkett (814-723-4989) will lead on Saturday. Dave Rulander (814-723-4388) will lead on Sunday. Participants will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the base of the sledding hill.

Warren County Winterfest is a three-day event that is a great opportunity to participate in winter sport. Friday morning, January 16 the Jim Lobdell Memorial Sled Dog Races kick-off the event. All three days are filled with events like ice fishing, canine weight pulling, sled riding and tobaggan races. Go to the Winterfest Website for complete information.


Eagle Watch

Saturday, January 31

This is an annual Eagle Watch held at Big Bend Visitor's Center, Kinzua Dam, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.This program is recreational, observational, educational – and free to the public.  For additional information contact Steve Lauser, US Army Corps of Engineers at (814)726-0661, or Bill Massa, Allegheny Outdoor Club at (814)723-2568.


Ski Near Dunham Siding

Sunday, February 1

Jim Houghtling will lead cross-country ski in-and-out on FR 116 near Dunham Siding. Meet at Musante Street at 1:30 p.m (814) 723-1654.


New Bridge On North Country Trail at Willow Bay

Walkway1Bill Massa, who is in charge of the club's special projects, sent along these pictures of walkways crossing wet areas alongside Route 346 at Willow Bay. The builder was Gene Cornelius with the assistance of U.S. Forest Service personel. The materials were gotten with funds remaining from the trail rehabilitation project recently completed at Morrison Trail. That project, and therefore this one, was supported by Shell Oil Company and American Refining Group. Walkway2