The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 29, 2012

Bob Garrett column: Plenty of local hikes planned this week



A reminder that every Wednesday morning you can join in the trap shooting at the Showers Run Road Gun Club. Give them a call at 412-1122 for more information. Also, every Wednesday evening from 6-10 p.m., the Buffalo Valley Bowman host a public indoor shoot at the Nittany Mountain Campground’s Recreation Building.

Next weekend

The Chili Challenge, next weekend, will be a 19.2-mile bike ride, followed by a 2.2-mile paddle around Lake Chillisquequi culminating in a nearly five-mile cross country run around the lake and neighboring countryside. Registration forms may be downloaded from  

On Saturday, there will be a 6.5-mile hike through Sones Pond and the Haystacks, on the Loyalsock Trail in Sullivan County. Please give Roy Fontaine a call at 220-4707 for more details.

The 19th Annual Ned Smith Center Wildlife Art Auction will be next Saturday with the silent auction opening at 9:30 a.m. Please call 717-692-3699 or visit for more details.  Youth squirrel and pheasant season opens next Saturday.

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