|Pittsburgh Council previously a member of American Youth Hostels|
|To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation.|
"Rambles" were casual Wednesday outings sponsored by the Pittsburgh Council of Hostelling International - American Youth Hostels. Most take place in and around the city of Pittsburgh.
The group meets at 10 a.m. (9:30 am during the summer) in the upper parking lot of Mellon Park in Shadyside, off Shady Avenue near the intersection with Fifth Avenue. Remember to bring quarters for the parking meters.
Trips were normally three to four miles in length, at a leisurely pace. Trips were always subject to change because of weather, conflicts of schedule, and the choice of the group. We do plan to walk in all kinds of weather, so please dress appropriately.
From time to time, we will schedule lunch at a restaurant or a brown bag lunch. These were optional.
We also try to carpool to save energy and to enjoy each other's company. For trips over 10 miles, please pay the driver $2 per passenger.
The trips listed below were a sample of the type of trips that were "rambles".
Check the latest newsletter for the current trip schedule and leader.
Call the leader listed for information about a trip or to inform the leader that you plan to walk with the group (especially when reservations were requested or you plan to meet us at the trail head), but please call before 10 o'clock at night.
Last years schedule to give a feel of the type of rambles.
|April 7 1999||Dick Fischer, 421-9215||Ramble along the Mon River from Duck Hollow to the Glenwood Bridge|
|April 14 1999||Bill Phoennik. 279-5411||Sheridan neighborhood ramble. Bag lunch.|
|April 21 1999||Billie Woodland. 886-1603||South Park. Bag lunch.|
|April 28 1999||Don Hoecker. 243-8298||Deer Lakes and the Wagman Observatory. Bag lunch.|
|May 5 1999||Jim Hurst. 276-0447||Enjoy wild flowers at Raccoon Creek Trail. Bag lunch.|
|May 12 1999||Dick Fischer. 421-9215||Regent Square and Biddle Trail. Bag lunch at Thelma Moroso's.|
|May 19 1999||Luc Berger. 683-3131||Agan Park in Springdale. Spectacular views over the Allegheny River. Bag lunch.|
|May 26 1999||Patricia Rossi. (724) 335-5067||Scenic walk along the Allegheny River between Arnold and Braeburn. Bag lunch. Note: MEET AT 9:30 AM. For this ramble.|
|June 2 1999||Margaret Laske. 421-5219||Beechwood Farm. Bag lunch.|
|June 9 1999||Earl McCabe. 761-1844||Keystone State Park. Bag lunch.|
|June 16 1999||Margaret Laske. 4215219.||Artist's walk on the Southside. Lunch at Zenith Tea Room. (Bag
Note: Make reservations for Zenith Tea Room with Margaret by June 9th. Plan to be with Ramblers from 10:00 AM. To 2:00 PM. Today.
|June 23 1999||Sid and Helen Sclarsky. 421-2692||Frick Park ramble beginning at the Nature Center. Bag lunch.|
|June 30 1999||Bill Phoennik. 279-5411||Upper St. Clair ramble in Boyce Road Park. Bag lunch.|
"To provide inexpensive educational travel, intercultural understanding, and an understanding of the natural environment through hostels, hostelling, and outdoor recreation."
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