Delaware State Forest: Solo Christmas Eve Backpacking – Bushkill Creek:

Pinchot State Forest: Pinchot Trail – Complete

Pinchot State Forest: Kellers Swamp Solo Overnight

Pinchot State Forest: Overnight Backpacking – Choke Creek 

  • Map: PA DCNR Pinchot Trail System Map (updated)
  • GPS: Campsite Coordinates 41.177837,-75.643716 Google Maps (GPS data not collected for this trip)
  • Video: Overnight Backpacking at Choke Creek | Pinchot State Forest
  • Notes: We parked at the lot at McClintock’s Gate Trail (41.212837, -75.642311 Google Maps) on Tannery Road and followed the road south to Choke Creek Nature Trail. There are several campsites along the trail, although the ones right on Choke Creek are the most popular and fill up quickly. Due to beaver activity Choke Creek is prone to flooding be prepared to divert off the trail to stay dry, in winter months along the creek snow can cover the fact that you are actually walking on the iced over creek – USE CAUTION!

Pinchot State Forest: Solo Overnight – Painter Creek – Pinchot Trail System North Loop

Delaware State Forest: Solo Overnight – Saw Creek – Thunder Swamp Trail System

  • Map: PA DCNR Thunder Swamp Map
  • GPS: SawCreek_2-13_2-14 Waypoint and track data
  • Videos: Solo Overnight: Saw Creek | Delaware State Forest | Thunder Swamp
  • Notes: I parked at the Delaware State Forest Lot off of Bushkill Rd (41.220925, -75.053160 Google Maps) and followed south along the Thunder Swamp Trail, the trail parallels  an access road for the first 0.25 miles before splitting off to the left past the second gate. About 900 feet down the trail you reach the intersection with the main loop of the Thunder Swamp Trail where there is an old DCNR post tied to a tree, Straight takes you south along towards Red Rock Run, I headed left towards Saw Creek and Thunder Swamp.