The last time was supposed to be an S24O, but it ended up being an out and back day ride that left at least two of us sore for a couple days after. This time it’s a pass hunt.
The engineer and I wandered up to the siding north of the rail trail and found some fresh bicycle tire tracks. A little topo gazing shows us that particular siding continues on up to Gold Mine Run, turns northwest through the (unnamed) gap and follows the run to the other side of the ridge where it meets the Horseshoe Trail. This section of the Horseshoe Trail is part of the old stage coach road that ran from Harrisburg to Pottsville. Following it southwest should run us into the AT and then south through the Gap. Or something like that.
S24O style. Meet at the trail head, ride up to the Gap, make the loop and head back the next day. Camp at some point, either along the siding or in the AT shelter. We’ll throw in some exploring and do a little tromping around the old town and cemetary. I’m thinking late April or early May. The engineer says he’s in. Anyone else?