Club News & Announcements

    • 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! 

    • As we approach the summer months it is important to know, or refresh your knowledge of, the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. The American Hiking Society has some great tips about Hot Weather Hiking (click to read).

    • Can you name the "10 Essentials" every hiker should carry in their daypack? Find them here.

    • 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

    • 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.  

    • The August, 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.   

    • 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. 
    • Congratulations to Kathy Borrell for hiking the most miles in the Club's hiking year, October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021! Kathy logged 2,234 miles to become the 2020-2021 Trailmaster.  The 2021 Recorded Mileage & Achievement Report has been added to the Member Section.
    • 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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