Trail Conditions

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-Logging to begin at Mack between General Strickler Road and Forge Hill road.


If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 


Governor Dick

click here for new map 

updated 2014-08-27


 Swatara State Park

 

Trails are in good condition.

updated 2014-09-16


Camp Mack

updated 2014-07-06

CLICK HERE FOR CLOSURE/RESTRICTED DATES

CAMP RULES click here for info

Please check the map on the Camp Mack Section for open/closed trails.

Red= CAMP CLOSED

Orange= Hunting

Yellow=Scout Activities 

If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 


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Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association - SAMBA
SAMBA Update - November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Friday, 09 November 2012 21:39

 

Hello SAMBA

Here is a quick Sandy update and anouncement:

hurricane Sandy

From the report I got Swatara was the only park hit hard by hurricane Sandy.  We set out with a small chainsaw crew last weekend to investigate the damage and were surprised to find so much down.  There were about 100 trees down which took an accumulated total of 41 hours to clean up. Once we got into it we just pushed through it. However, if we would have known what we were walking into we would have called out for more help.  So,  I would like to thank Joe Ketrick, Nick Resanovich, Terry Resanovich, Jeff Strubhar,  & Andrea Strubhar for their assistance in clearing the trails. There were also people, that I did not get their names, that helped out by reporting damage, aided with handsaw, and helped move trees. Thanks again to everyone!

 

TUESDAY NIGHT RIDES AT SWATARA STATE PARK RETURN

First evening of the night rides is Tuesday November 13, 2012. This is the only day that night riding is legal in the park so if you want to ride please be there and ready to ride at 6:30 pm.  This is a group ride and no one is permitted to ride alone. So, remember you bikes, lights, helmet and smiles because they are all required. All riders should be out of the park by 9pm.

See you on the trails!

Brian Arnold, SAMBA President

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 November 2012 17:24 )
 
Weiser State Forest Open House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Monday, 29 October 2012 15:56

 SAMBA expoed at the Weiser State Forest Open House on October 21. We had a chance to talk to other user groups as well as the forester. It was a positive event and even got a ride in afterwards.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 November 2012 15:30 )
 
FRIENDS OF WEISER OPEN HOUSE OCT 21 / RATTLING CREEK TRAILS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Thursday, 11 October 2012 19:33
There will be an open house on Oct 21 hosted by the Friends of Weiser. They are a multi use group supporting hikers, bikers, hunters, horses, and hang gliders in the Weiser Forest, home of the IMBA Epic Rattling Creek Trails. They have done some great work in the past and have some new projects lined up. SAMBA will be in attendance with a booth too, as well as other user groups. The open house will take place from 11AM-2PM in the main parking lot of Haldeman Tract on White Oak Road by the Forestry Office (and by Camp Muckleratz). 2834 White Oak Road, Halifax, PA 17032

They will be offering a Chicken Barbecue as a fundraiser, please preregister at: http://www.bikereg.com/17547 There may be a few extra dinners available day of, but purchasing them in advance will guarantee you get one and help with the planning. The Bike Reg deadline for ordering is Monday Oct 15 at 5PM, so please order now!! We want to show how much the MTB community appreciates these trails and the hard work that is done to keep Weiser such an awesome place to ride. If you preregister for a meal and don't make it, we will donate them to the Bethesda Mission. If you can't make the event but want to make a donation anyhow, you can enter that amount and do it. Please consider becoming a member of the Friends group, they will keep you abreast of their happenings, work days, etc in Weiser.

So, sign up, come out and ride your bikes in the AM, and finish at the Open House to eat and socialize.

Here is the link to the Friends group: friendsofweiser.org
 
RATTLING CREEK, SAMBA, and IMBA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Monday, 08 October 2012 19:36
  Okay, this may be the first time you have seen all three of these groups combined together, but there are positive changes on the way. Over the last couple of months there have been meetings with a renewed group of individuals to take mountain bike riding in the Central PA area to the next level. Shortly Samba will be an IMBA chapter club and Rattling Creek will be part of the territory!!
Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 October 2012 19:41 )
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CAMP MACK CHANGES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:51
The scouts have implemented new guidelines for the use of the camp for non-scout activities such as hiking, biking and trail running. Please reference the attached map and closure date files.
  • Effective immediately, with the exception of Sundays, the camp will be closed to all activities during hunting season.
  • During scout activities the camp will be restricted to the normal summer areas outlined on the map.
  • Night riding is still being evaluated and if the current 1 hour past sundown changes, additional information will be sent out.
  • New gates are/have been installed to limit vehicle travel to the internal areas of the camp.
  • Posting of the map and closure dates will be posted at all entries to the camp.
I would recommend printing these out and keeping a copy for easy reference Please forward this to anyone that uses the camp.  Matt MyersSAMBA- Trail Coordinator J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation
 
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