Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail/Laurel Highlands UltraJune 3, 2016
Seventy miles is a lot of trail – with a lot of challenges in maintenance and upkeep. The Foundation is proud to provide a means for the good people of the Laurel Highlands Ultra, the LHHT Ridge Runners maintenance crew, and all lovers of this “marquee path” (thanks Backpacker magazine) to provide some of the funds that keep the trail open. Removal of the bridge that takes the trail over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 2010 and the detours and delays that resulted in use of the Trail prompted several groups to come together in appreciation of this terrific resource. The bridge is back open again (and is a beauty well worth visiting), but the maintenance needs don’t end.