March 2015 Edition
Updated March 26

Events below are in addition to the publixhed schedule and do not appear on the Schedule page.

Ski Tom's Run

Sunday, March 8

The Allegheny Outdoor Club will cross-country ski on the Toms Run Ski Trail at Hearts Contents. Participants will meet at Musante Street in Warren at 1:30 p.m. For more information call David Rulander at (814) 723-4388.


Hike in the Proposed Scandia National Recreation Area CANCELLED. Kirk checked the trail and the snow is still too deep in the woods. He will be looking for an alternative date.

Sunday, March 29

It is an unfamiliar name but a place most AOCers know. Kirk Johnson plans to begin on Roper Hollow Road and hike south into the North Hodge Run drainage. Meet at the store in Scandia at the intersection of Scandia Road and Peterson Road at 12:00 noon. Leader is Kirk Johnson, 814-723-0620.


Audubon Center Looking For Sponsors For the 2015 Wild 5K Race

Corinne Fredrickson, a Naturalist-in-Training with Jamestown Audubon wrote us about the Wild 5K Race (formerly the Run for Liberty) that will take place at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary on Saturday, July 25. Ms. Fredrickson is looking for sponsors for the event and noted that AOC members have done so in the past. You may read the letter here.


19th Annual Outdoor Extravaganza Announced

Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25

Not many outdoor club events are so big they have their own web site but Joyce Apple has sent us the announcement of this year's Outdoor Extravaganza and you can learn about it and register at This is big! Three days of most every non-motorized outdoor sport done in Western PA. There are workshops for learning new things, entertainment and a "pig roast." Arrangements have been made for staying at Breakneck Campground, Portersville, PA.