Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail <> Feb 19 - 22, 2009



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Hike Overview

The 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail runs along the top of Western Pennsylvania's Laurel Ridge between Ohiopyle State Park and Seward, near Johnstown. We are doing a 26 mile weekend trip from Seven Springs to Ohiopyle. Meeting friday evening at Falls City Pub and driving to the starting point at Seven Springs near Lake Tahoe on Friday morning. On Friday we will hike 8 miles to the 653 Shelter. Saturday we hike 12.5 miles to the Ohiopyle Area Shelter. Then on Sunday we march the last 6 miles directly to the Falls City Pub -- Tap list - hmmmmm...


UTM Coords and Directions

Ohiopyle meeting spot - Falls City Pub
112 Garrett St., Ohiopyle, Pa. 15470
17S 0628606 4414357 (approx.)
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Seven Springs Trail Head
Near Lake Tahoe
17T 0644215 4431425 (approx.)
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Shelter, night 1
"653 Shelter"
17S 0639722 4424097
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Shelter, night 2
"Ohiopyle Area Shelter"
17S 0635124 4412956

Links / Maps / Details

USGS Quads: Ohiopyle, Confluence, Kingwood and seven springs
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Buy the guide book from The Hiking Spot
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Backpacker magazine's write up of the LHHT
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Another group's page with info and links on the LHHT
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This is a cool interactive map of PA long trails. Very nice!
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The following are links to maps scanned from the guide book mentioned above. If you use these (and you haven't purchased the book) then you are a jerk and we hope your tent will be peed on at some point in the future.
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Here are the 100% accurate, can't get lost with these
babies, TOPO USA 4.0 maps we've created for the hike. These first 3 maps are simply an overview of the 3 sections: North, Central and South.
North Section Central Section Southern Section

Once printed, the following 4 maps can be combined into one larger topo map of the area. The LHHT is highlighted in orange.
2x2 Map A 2x2 Map B
2x2 Map C 2x2 Map D


Once printed, the following 9 maps can be combined into one large topo map of the area. The LHHT is highlighted in orange.
3x3 Map A 3x3 Map B 3x3 Map C
3x3 Map D 3x3 Map E 3x3 Map F
3x3 Map G 3x3 Map H 3x3 Map I



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