|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2000
The ungodly wailing that sometimes drifts through the dark woods is only an animal.
Getting There: From I-80 in DuBois, take PA 255 north for 25 miles. Turn onto PA 555 east and continue for 5 miles to Medix Run Road. Turn right and drive several miles to the Quehanna trailhead.
Prime Time: Mid-September to mid-October.
Guides: The Elk of Pennsylvania, by Ralph Harrison (Pennsylvania Forestry Association, 814-766-5371; $8). Pennsylvania Hiking Trails, edited by Barbara Wiemann, (Keystone Trails Association, P.O. Box 251, Cogan Station, PA 17728; www.kta-hike.org; $17.50).
Contact: Elk State Forest District, (814) 486-3353; www.state.pa.us/forestry. Free maps of Quehanna Trail are available upon request.