[Originally published in the Olean Times Herald, by Marcie Schellhammer, December 30, 2021] BRADFORD, Pa. — Another non-profit organization has made its opinion known as to the proposed low-fly zone over the Pennsylvania Wilds. While not coming out against the proposal, the Eastern States Trail-Endurance Alliance of Port Matilda listed a series of concerns and requested mitigation measures. The proposal, by the Maryland Air National Guard, is for jet pilot training at low altitudes — as low as 100 feet […]
The Eastern States Trail-Endurance Alliance submits the following comments on the proposal by the United States Air Force, the National Guard Bureau and the Maryland Air National Guard to modify the Duke MOA by reducing the floor of the MOA to 100ft above ground level (“AGL”), thereby establishing the Duke Low MOA. Please consider these comments in making final decisions concerning the proposed modifications. Click the letter to read our letter in its entirety.
A message from Jeff Calvert, President of the Eastern States Trail Endurance Alliance and it’s board of directors: With great sadness, I’m announcing that the Eastern States Trail-Endurance Alliance (ESTEA) has decided to cancel the 2020 running of the Eastern States 100. This is a moment we’ve been dreading for weeks, as we’ve watched peers across the country and around the world wrestle with the same difficult situation and arrive at the same painful conclusion. We hoped to avoid that […]
2019 Changes There are some important changes for this year. PLEASE READ! You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the changes. 1. The driving route from aid stations Halfway House to Slate Run used to be a straight shot over the mountain on Slate Run Road. Due to the heavy flooding last year, a landslide destroyed a portion of Slate Run Road which has rendered it unusable. It is a multi-million dollar repair and there is no current plans […]
Free Tenting Little Pine State Park has once again offered us free tenting space directly across from the start/finish line. There is no sign up – it will be first come, first served. In years past, we’ve had enough room to accommodate all those who wished to utilize this option. It is tent/car camping only and we will provide porta-johns. Tenting will be available during race weekend only. This means it will start Friday morning and conclude Sunday at dark. […]