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Do you enjoy riding or walking along the Great Allegheny Passage-Westmoreland County section? As we know, it is a beautiful and scenic Trail offering peace, recreation, and enjoyment to all. It is a great place for safe exercise and fun times for friends and families.
Covid 19 may have cancelled the Labor Day Poker Run event but the work continues to support and maintain the trail. Our Over The Hill Gang works each week keeping trash collected, keeping the grass mowed and fallen trees removed. They keep the surface of the trail smooth by eliminating any runoff ruts caused by bad weather that impact the trail.
Due to the pandemic, all fundraising events of the Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter have been cancelled for 2020.
But you can make a difference by participating in the 2020 Virtual Poker Run. As in past years, the annual Poker Run proceeds provided major contributions to defray maintenance costs. To offset this loss, the WYTC is holding a T-Shirt sale to raise funds to help in the maintenance efforts.
Starting August 1 and ending at midnight on August 23 you can purchase a t-shirt to support the WYTC. You can choose one of three different colors or buy one of each! Sizes run from Adult small to 5XL. These are high quality cotton shirts, like those given at previous Poker Run events.
Order your T-Shirt HERE. You will have three weeks to order your shirt.
After you receive your T-Shirt, wear it with your friends on the GAP, take a picture, and it will be displayed on our website! Send to: email@example.com
Please read the 2020 Virtual Poker Run brochure for all details!
See you on the Trail!
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FUNDS TO MAINTAIN THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY SECTION OF THE GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE HAVE DRIED UP.
A LOCAL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION, THE WESTMORELAND YOUGH TRAIL CHAPTER (WYTC)USUALLY RAISES FUNDS THROUGH MEMBERSHIP DUES, FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND DONATIONS FROM TRAIL USERS.
DUE TO THE VIRUS, SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES, AND THE NEED TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY THE WYTC HAS HAD TO CANCEL ITS FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR 2020. MEMBERSHIP DUES RENEWALS ARE LAGGING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT WORKING. WE NEED MORE DONATIONS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE UP FOR THE LOSSES OF INCOME.
PLEASE HELP BY MAKING A DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN AFFORD TO HELP WITH THE CONTINUAL MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP OF THIS WONDERFUL RESOURCE.
JUST SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW TO GO TO THE WYTC DONATE PAGE OR SEND DONATIONS TO:
WYTC, PO BOX 95, WEST NEWTON, PA 15089.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
111 Collinsburg Rd, West Newton, Pennsylvania 15089, United States
11:00 am – 04:00 pm
2020 Amenities Along The GAP-WYTC
Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter GPS Coordinates for Trailheads and Gate Entries by P&LE Mile Posts and by GAP Mileposts.
Also, please note that included is an alphabetical Memorial Bench List by Mileposts- Westmoreland County section of the GAP.
Thanks to Jim Lockschmidt for this update!
Email us your pictures and story along the GAP-Westmoreland County section.
We love hearing from Trail users! We are happy to post pictures and a brief description of your excursion. Please feel free to give us your first name (optional) and beginning and ending destinations. We will post the information on our web site
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