Ridge and Valley Outing Club once talked to Bob about a natural vista, Wolf Run Bald, that could be seen from the nearby Golden Eagle Trail. That was all Bob needed to hear and he set to work designing and building a trail to Wolf Run Bald. A herculean feat of sidehill digging up 1,300 vertical feat with 7 switchbacks, a few protracted grades and even a couple of wooden benches at the summit. The tread is so well designed that even children can use it. Bob wanted to name the trail the Wolf Run Bald Trail, the DCNR named it, rightfully so, the Bob Webber Trail.
The trail head is 2 miles north of the village of Cammal on PA 414. Park in the Ross Run Access parking lot along side the Pine Creek Rail Trail. The start of Bob Webber trail is just across the road.
Bob Webber Trail
The view across Wolf Run into Golden Eagle Trail country.
That is what was on my mind as I ascended these switchbacks on a glorious bluebird sky spring day in Pennsylvania. I don't know why, maybe it was the endorphin rush from the cardiovascular workout, the quiet contemplation or the joys of hiking solo without the idle chit-chat. I'm just glad it was. Life is funny that way.
Cardiac climb. Nothing but earth, sun and sky. At this elevation, the swollen buds on the deciduous trees are just starting to leaf out.
Now it's just a short jog through and oak and laurel forest to our destination.
Wolf Run Bald Vista. This is a 180 degree view looking north.
A mix of oak and white birch along side Wolf Bald Vista.
Pine Creek Country.
This view is of the Wolf Run Wild Area and the Golden Eagle Trail. Wolf Run cuts through the narrow defile in the center of the picture. Views like this are Bob's specialty.
There are a couple of log benches up here where you can relax and enjoy the view.
S'more Pine Creek Country with Hemlock Mountain in the distance. Pine Creek is down there in the very bottom of that canyon. Trust me.
An extremely rare Thunderbird sighting?
Bob Webber Trail
This hike and trip report are dedicated to the memory of Dottie Webber and my brother, Lou Tureikas.
After all, we're only ordinary men...