Deep Hollow: A natural treasure you can’t legally get to

I love Deep Hollow. It’s several dozens of miles of trails, its varied habitats, its dam and wetlands, its precious trove of fringed gentians and other treasures and miles of cliffs like these, this one often used as a shelter and for campfires.

Only problem is that there’s no legal public access. We go in at the end of Baltimore Drive but that’s only thanks to a gated road that leads to a power substation.

I asked a Pinchot State Forest Recreation forester for an update and this is what he emailed me:

“As for Deep Hollow, a small piece of land was acquideep hollowred recently off of 115 opposite the Seven Tubs. This acquisition will help protect a High Quality tributary to Laurel Run. It is not known at this time if an access point is feasible here or not.”

So I guess we’ll have to keep leaning on the kindness of the power company until Pinchot figures out a way to get a legal enrance point for this local  gem.



Author: luzerne2112

As I get older -- and I'm 70 now -- I seem to find more and more that nature is the true source of peace, inspiration and, most of all, the truth the passeth understanding. Though my knowledge is sketchy and superficial, I wanted to share it while I can.

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