13 February 2001
On Saturday, 28 April 2001, we are organizing an expedition for those participants who are planning to stay over in Pittsburgh. Although we cannot hope to compete with the outings associated with IHW-1 (A trip to Blechley Park) or IHW-3 (a hike in the Schwabian Alps), we have an attractive offering. We will leave from the Holiday Inn (mode of transportation TBD depending on the number of participants) and go to scenic Fayette County, about an hour away. We will tour Frank Lloyd Wright's lesser known house, Kentuck Knob.
After visiting Kentuck Knob, we will spend the rest of the day at Ohiopyle State Park where a variety of hiking is available. Hikes range from easy rambles along the old Westerm Maryland Railroad bed, now part of the Youghiogheny River Trail to difficult scrambles in the Youghiogheny gorge. These trails and other recreational opportunities are described on the state park web site.
Admission to Kentuck Knob is $15.00 per person ($12 if we have 20 or more.) If enough want to go, we will need to charter a bus and I am looking into the cost for that. If there are only a few participants, we may be able to find enough volunteers with cars to make the bus unnecessary.
Please contact John McHugh to express interest in the Saturday activities.