Winter Hiking at Ricketts Glen

 

 

ABOUT THE TRIP
Category

Winter Hiking

Date

Jan 25, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*Time is tentative. Actual time may vary based on group decision.  

 
Description

Overview

Join us for a breathtakingly beautiful trek past frozen waterfalls and stunning ice features. We'll hike approximately 4 miles on one of Pennsylvania's most famous trails at Ricketts Glen State Park. These natural wonders of Pennsylvania can only be seen a few weeks out of the year, so don't wait! This is a great opportunity for photographers, hiking enthusiasts, casual outdoors people, and those looking for a good time in nature!

Location

We'll first meet at our Basecamp on Bucknell's campus. From there we'll commute over to Ricketts Glen State Park* to spend the day hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

*GoogleMaps Link shared

Schedule

  • 8:00am: Meet at OEL Basecamp in the Tustin Gym, Bucknell University. Equipment prep and check in.

  • 9:00am: Drive to Ricketts Glen State Park.

  • 10:00am: Arrive at Ricketts Glen, start activity.

  • 3:00pm: Return to vehicles, travel back to Bucknell.

  • 4:00pm: Arrive back to Bucknell, return gear, end of day.

What's Provided?

  • All group safety equipment: First aid kit, satellite communicator, etc.

  • Some clothing (rain jacket/pants, insulated jacket, baselayers if needed)

  • Snow/ice chains for shoes

  • Trekking poles & mountaineering axe (if necessary, can be helpful for balance in some icy steep sections of the trail)

  • Snacks

  • Transportation to/from

What To Bring**

  • Warm winter clothing

  • 1 pair midweight, crew cut socks (wool or synthetic material, no cotton)

  • 1 warm lightweight pool or pile hat (beanie)

  • Waterproof hiking boots/hiking shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • 1 pair lightweight synthetic gloves (no cotton)

  • 1 pair medium to heavy weight gloves (ice climbing or ski gloves)

  • Small backpack backpack

  • Headlamp

  • Sunscreen

  • 1-2 liters of water

  • Lunch and snack food

 

**Connect with us if you need assistance with any of these items. 

Cost

This trip is complimentary (FREE / NO COST) to Bucknell students.  

 
Register

This trip is open enrollment to all current Bucknell students. A Bucknell ID number is required to register.

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Cancellations & No Shows

Complimentary (FREE) OEL Trips & Outings provided to Bucknell students have limited capacity. If a student signs up and doesn’t show for the program, it’s disruptive for everyone involved and takes away from other student’s experience. 

 

We understand that things come up and life happens. We get it. We simply ask that you notify us at least 48 hours in advance of a Trip or Outing and let us know of your cancellation. You can do this by going back to our Portal and clicking on the “CONTACT” orange button in the upper right of the screen. 

 

Failure to contact us of your cancellation is noted by the OEL Admin Team. After 3 instances (not showing up 3 times without notice), a student will not be allowed to register for future OEL Trips & Outings here at Bucknell.

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