Winter Trail and Ice Reports

Spring-like conditions continue to melt snow in all but the highest elevations. Expect some pockets of snow on north-facing slopes and higher elevations. Otherwise, many trails are open and easy to hike, but can be wet with all the snow and ice melt. (updated 2/18/2017)


Timely updates on conditions will be posted to the Step Outdoors Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/StepOutdoorsTiogaPA/


PA State Parks Winter Report – updated biweekly or as needed”  http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/winter-report/


2017 Winter Outings Series

What are the Winter Outings?

FREE EVENTS –  Family FUN!       

• Limited equipment is available to use free of charge.

• All ages are welcome with adult supervision (unless otherwise stated).

• Most activities are for beginners and make it easy to try something new.

• Limited snow cover may alter the events, but when possible, an alternative program will be offered.

• XC ski track will be set for all ski events if conditions allow.

Check back for more information on the series, updates, and trail conditions. 

Winter Outing Series General Information:

  • Outdoor recreation in & around Tioga County in January & February:
  • Events are free
    • Limited equipment is available to use free of charge
    • All ages are welcome with adult supervision
    • Most activities are for beginners and make it easy to try something new
    • Limited snow cover may alter the events, but when possible, an alternative program will be offered
  • XC ski track will be set for all ski events if conditions allow
    • Questions? Contact Us or call 570-724-0300

2017 Winter Outings Events:


Thursdays Year-round – Thursday Night Run

6PM-7PM – Wellsboro – Packer Park Lot

Come on out for a group run. Multiple pace groups for almost any ability level. Yes – it’s dark, so bring a headlamp / lights. Yes, the group runs in almost any conditions. Distances vary. Look up the club on Facebook for more info or updates throughout the year. TRC website

 


Friday February 24 – Planetarium Open House

Program is FULL, but we are looking at a new date in March or April.

 


 

Saturday February 25 –XC Ski / Snowshoe

Saturday, with the forecast in the 50’s, while we planned on skiing and snowshoeing at Mill Cove, we will instead have a 9am XC Ski, snowshoe, and hiking traction DISPLAY and short talk for those interested in purchasing equipment. You can also bring your equipment for advice on upgrading or any other questions you may have.

At 10am, we’ll take a relatively easy, out and back one or two-mile loop hike, led by Daryl Warren. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Meet at the large pavilion (go past construction equipment near the entrance). Hikers may be advised to wear brighter clothing since it is the last day of small game and the hike will be in areas open to hunting.