So I had sent out an email some time ago and have yet to get a response. Luckily I have made some spectacular friends here on HF and got a different email address for a different person. From which I got some answers to some of my questions, here are the responses as they may help others in the quest of planning for the LHHT hike:
Thank you for your e-mail. I am sorry that your e-mail was missed. Below you will find three attached website that should help you with your plan. The Laurel ridge website does give you access to maps of the trails. The maps are small, but you can enlarge them. Another possibility is purchasing a copy of the “ Hiker’s Guide to the Laurel Highlands Trail” available from the Sierra Club Allegheny Group. www.alleghenysc.org I far as I know there are no discounts for doing the whole trail, nor does there appear to be drop boxes. The regulations on the hiking trail website will explain methods of payment.
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/lhht/index.htm Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...idge/index.htm Laurel Ridge
Also I checked the web site for the registration process and it is a royal pain, one much register for each site planned to stop at, the plus is that you can pay for it all in one shot. But you must register on the DCNR site so that you can reserve the camp site (s) for which you plan on staying at.
Here in a few weeks I shall finalize my plans (with input from those whom will be coming with me) on which sites I will be staying at and reserving for the hike. I hope to have all this completed by the middle/end of June, although it is looking as though it will be the end of June (need to make my finances stretch). I will post here when this is done/completed, and if there were any changes to the plans (sites not available type of thing).
Also the one thing that has not been worked out as of yet is a shuttle. I know that there is a shuttle service for the LHHT and will be looking into the cost of this, but if there is anyone in the area whom can shuttle those who are hiking. Or if a plan to park some vehicles at the end and some at the beginning may be the best will need to be worked out.
Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift---thats why its called a present" - Master Oogway
It's always best if your an early riser!
I like hiking as it's like exercise!