The 72 mile Laurel Highlands Trail in Western Pennnsylvania was backpacked for 6 days in Aug. 2006. During this "thru hike" a good deal of miles were hiked at night which made for a challenging yet peaceful march. The Mid State Trail, backpacked in April 2007, is located in South Central Pennsylvania and will be backpacked over the next couple of years until the northern terminus is reached, some 300 miles away near the New York border. Feel free to stop in and say hello at