The Allegheny National Forest chapter of the North Country Trail Association will hold its eighth annual Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge (A-100) on June 9-11, 2017.
The hike will take place throughout the Allegheny National Forest, and is billed as an endurance challenge of individual stamina, determination, and resilience. It is not a race.
Hikers will traverse 100 miles, 75 miles, 50 miles or 25 miles of trail through rolling hills and stream valleys in a fifty-hour time period.
Event organizers remind those who are interested that this event is for anyone, regardless of skill level, who wants to test him or herself against the trail. Event organizers also note that cell phone reception is spotty along the length of the trail.
For the 2017 challenge, hikers will travel north to south, from the state Route 346 trailhead, near Willow Bay, to the state Route 66 trailhead, between Marienville and Vowinckel.
Those who are interested should note that the A-100 is an unsupported hike. There will be no first aid or water stations.