Roaring Run 'Up and Over'
The “Up and Over” hike is a predominantly unmarked hiking path that starts and finishes on the trail system maintained by the Roaring Run Watershed Association in southern Armstrong County. This is a hike that takes you through land that has been disturbed by mining, rock quarrying, and oil and gas extraction. Old foundations and excavations from previous human endeavors have become the vital “nursery” pools for our current populations of amphibians. There are natural re-growth forests on this hike and extensive areas of human planted forest monocultures. There are alien invasive plant species growing in riotous profusion and hidden hollows of native wildflowers and herbs that speak to both the past and to possible futures. This is a hike “up and over’ the ridges along the Kiskiminetas River along which both the best and the worst of the area is visible.
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