Don't miss it!!!
9th Annual Fall MAHHA! SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY OCT 9 - SUNDAY OCT 11, 2015
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners, PA 17324
GPS Coordinates: Lat. 40.02565 Long. -77.31086
There will be more information as we get it worked out, It will be at he same location as the Spring MAHHA, Pine Grove Furnace. We reserved all 6 group sites and have the pavilion for the 11th. So plan on a weekend of fun, hiking, gear showing, and as always,eating.
GOOGLE SPREADSHEET / Sign up Sheet
Organizers: Dutch, and others!
This is a Family-Friendly Event!
Pavilion: We have the Furnace Stack Pavilion reserved for the entire day Saturday. The cost for this is covered with the raffle monies.
Vendor Sales: As with all MAHHAs...there will be no vendor sales. The MAHHAs are for fun, fellowship, food, relaxation, etc. We, as a group, do not have a sales permit from PGFST, and have no interest in obtaining one.
Demonstrations/instructional times...we would still like more activities and we need volunteers for that. There is a section on the spreadsheet if you want to lead an activity. PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Cell Phone Coverage: There is next to no coverage in the park. I have been able to text more often than call. There are some locations where there is some call coverage...but not very reliable.
Free Camping: All of the group sites have been reserved. The cost for these sites is covered with the raffle monies.
Free Firewood: Each of these group sites have their own campfire ring... Friends of Pine Grove Furnace are dropping off a load of firewood on Friday night for free because we have donated to the group in the past.
Or you can bring fire wood...just make sure it is from PA as per PGFST requests. Note: The park allows gathering dead, down wood... but no chainsaws in the park.
ater: The group site has a water pump near the parking area.
Bathrooms: The group site has men and women's flush toilets and sinks with running water within walking distance.
Parking: With the amount of attendees, there will be a concern for parking. There is a large parking lot at the group sites, but we need to park conservatively. Our group will be the only one using this parking lot, so it will be better than years before. As last year....There will be no parking allowed along the entry road into the group camping area. And there will be no parking allowed on the main road.
Anyone coming for the day on Saturday, will need to park in one of the day use areas...not in the group camping parking lot.
Pre Hikers/Post Hikers...There will be NO parking in the group parking lot before Friday or after Sunday late afternoon. Please do not go to the office and ask....not happening! You can use the Parking area available for the Appalachian trail located near the Furnace Stack Pavilion. You will need to register your vehicle with the office. You may also use the parking lot down the road...at Caledonia State Park...on the other side of Rt. 30. You might need to register your vehicle there also.
Pay Family Campground: It is just up the road on the right. Sites can and should be reserved for anyone not wanting to hang or tent in the Group Camping Area. There are sites with electric. There are sites that allow dogs. There is a bath house with showers and flush toilets for those with sites. Note...Sites with electric that allow dogs have the highest demand. The person reserving sites in the Family Campground is responsible for the cost.
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed in the Group Camping area, but are allowed at the pavilion and at certain campsites in the family campground. Service dogs are allowed anywhere in the park.
Alcohol: No alcoholic beverages allowed in the state park. Rangers will be patrolling the area and will be invited to attend the dinner.
Saturday Morning Breakfast: Dutch is the contact person. Please use the signup sheet to register your attendance.
Saturday Supper: Please use the signup sheet to register your attendance. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Chicken. The cost for the supper is covered with the raffle monies. Thanks!
Everyone is encouraged to bring a food contribution for the supper. Please see the sign up sheet for suggested food items. There are other items needed...please sign up to bring something if you are able.
Raffle: After the meal, we will holding a raffle, which pays for all costs incurred by our event. Any extra money is donated to the park, the AT, etc., and to reserve sites for the next MAHHA. Tickets $10 each!
Clean-up after dinner: After the meal and raffle: Please make sure you clean up your eating area and take with you, or dispose of, any food containers you brought. This will help to leave the pavilion area in the same or better condition than when we arrived.
Sunday: Sunday when leaving group hang area: Please look around your area before you leave to make sure everything is cleaned up...again...let's leave the group hang area in the same or better condition than when we arrived. If someone forgot something, take it with you and post on HF.
Thanks everyone for all your contributions and volunteer work on this event each year!!! We have a great group!