Club News & Announcements

    • Congratulations to Ingrid Cantarella-Fox for hiking the most miles in the Club's hiking year: October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022! Ingrid logged 2,264.5 miles to become the 2021-2022 Trailmaster.  The 2022 Recorded Mileage & Achievement Report has been added to the Member Section.
    • !!!HUNTING SEASON SAFETY Hunting takes place in many areas besides state game lands through January so, for safety's sake, continue to wear your orange! Make sure you are visible from all sides by wearing a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent (blaze) orange-colored material on the head, chest and back combined or, in lieu thereof, a hat of the same colored material. The material shall be worn so it is visible in a 360° arc. 

    • In recent weeks, there has been a rash of incidences of vehicle break-ins in several of the parking areas and lots that CCTC uses. Many times this involves smashing windows and stealing items within the vehicle. Please be vigilant about the belongings in your car and be aware of your surroundings. DO NOT leave any valuables in your vehicle- take them with you and don't leave anything in view.  
    • Can you name the "10 Essentials" every hiker should carry in their daypack? Find them here.

    • The October, 2022 edition of the Keystone Trails Assoc. newsletter, the Keystone Hiker, has been posted in the Member Section. 
    • The CCTC Hike Sign in Sheet includes some updated language. All Hike Leaders should begin using the new form effective November 10, 2021.   
    • CCTC would like to acknowledge a long time member, Peggy Whittaker, for her contribution to a pedestrian bridge named for her late husband (and former CCTC member), Dr. Richard P. Whittaker, on the Schuylkill River Trail in Union Township. Here is a link to an article on the Reading Eagle Newsite
    • Another 25,000 Milestone! Congratulations to Kathy Borrell for reaching her goal of hiking 25,000 miles with the Club on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Harmony Hill! 
    • Congratulations to Kathy Borrell! Kathy received the KTA Western Pennsylvania Award for hiking 200 miles or more on the western trails listed here. Kathy tallied a total of 226 miles on the Allegheny Front Trail, Bucktail Path, Elk Trail, Laurel Highlands Trail, Lost Turkey Trail, and Rachel Carson Trail between 2015 and 2021 to earn this Award. The Western PA and other KTA hiking awards are handed out annually at the KTA Fall Meeting. 
    • Another 25,000 Milestone! Congratulations to Elizabeth Brecht for achieving 25,000+ cumulative miles hiking with the club. 
    • Congratulations to Don Barber for reaching his goal of hiking 25,000 miles with the Club on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Bellevue State Park in DE. 
    • Beginning in April, 2021 eight of the busiest Natural Lands preserves will be closed to the public one day a week to allow for trail maintenance and natural areas management. To view the list and schedule of closures, visit the Natural Lands website.

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