On the Trail Again...RTC's 14th Annual Rail-Trail Sojourn—a Success!

Posted 07/02/15 by Katie Harris in Building Trails, Trail Use

Wow! What a fantastic week!

Hundreds of trail enthusiasts from all over the country converged in Pittsburgh on the morning of Sunday, June 21, 2015, for RTC’s 14th Annual Pennsylvania Rail-Trail Sojourn.

Our buses buzzed with excitement as we traveled to Cumberland, Maryland, the launching point for our six-day journey.

Photo by Cleo Fogal

And what a journey it was! We rode nearly 200 miles ...

On the Great Allegheny Passage | Photo by Cleo Fogal
Montour Trail | Photo by Katie Harris

And explored the rich history, sites and landscapes of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Great Allegheny Passage in Rockwood, Pa. | Photo by Katie Harris
Photo by Cleo Fogal

 We dove into local swimming holes and played pick-up basketball with locals. We ate some great food—including more wedding cookies than you can dream of—and sang and chatted the nights away under campground pavilions.

In Dunbar, Pa. | Photo by Katie Harris
Photo by Cleo Fogal

And most importantly, we spent our days riding beneath the emerald foliage of one of the most inspiring trail systems in the country, the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP)

Great Allegheny Passage | Photo by Cleo Fogal

And learning about an incredible trail in development, the Sheepskin Trail, which will connect the GAP to communities around the region and become an integral component to this world-class trail network.

Sheepskin Trail | Photo by Katie Harris

It was a great ride! We hope you’ll join us next year!

Photo by Cleo Fogal

Check out more great photos of the trip on RTC's Sojourn Flickr page.

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