January 28, 2020

AOAA BA trail, and Jeepin with Kids

I recorded this video during one of our family runs to the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area.  Part of it is gimbal, the rest is stationary.  BA is a fun trail, that I like to hit when we’re at AOAA.  You also get to experience my wife’s singing, to keep the kids calm in the rocks.  […]

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The trail rating system

I’ve run into a person or two who have been a little confused by the trail rating system that we all take for granted.  It’s a topic that can be slightly confusing, mainly because not everyone follows the same scale, and trail difficulty can be a very subjective topic.  An “easy” trail to me, might […]


Mount Pisgah

This is a not quite complete topo map of some of the trails on Mount Pisgah. I will add more as I do some more exploring up there.

This mountain was once heavily mined for coal, so there are a number of access roads up there, which were once used for large machinery, so they make travel about the mountain rather easy. I havent come across very many challenging trails up here, but there are some SPECTACTULAR VIEWS!


Paragon Adventure Park

Paragon adventure park is an Off-Road part in Hazleton, PA. You can visit their website for information at http://www.paragonap.com. Ive personally been to this park twice. It’s a lot of fun! Theyve got trails for just about any skill level, and some pretty darned experienced guides!

Here are a few pictures:

Me hitting some rocks on “Chicken Run”

A picture of our skilled guide.

I dunno about this one..


Powerline Trail, and the Ox Bow.

This picture was taken from the top of the Powerline Access Trail. This mountain/river formation is commonly referred to as “The Ox-Bow”. Mainly because it looks like an OX-Bow. I’ve only been all the way to the top a number of times. Once with an S-10 Blazer (and a lot of luck) and the rest […]


The Broad Mountain

The broad mountain is part of a mountain range in Northeastern PA. It lies between Nesquehoning, and Hazleton. Its about 5 miles from my home in Jim Thorpe. There is an access road that is pretty tame running along the top of the mountain. This road is open to traffic. Mostly for firefighters, Hunters, Campers, […]