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Old 12-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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this is a nice ride from sinnemahoning, off rt 120 up to the elk viewing area.

trip is thru hemlock forests, which are endangered due to wooly aedelgid.

adelgid strips needles, sunlight enters the hollows, stream temps rise, native trout/fish cannot survive.

go and see the hemlocks on wykoff run b4 they are not there anymore.

ride the quehanna wilds trail. karthous. run down and gas up in renova.

buy fuel there, b4 they are no longer there to get it anymore.

just my 2 cents.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:54 PM
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One of my favorite 13 mile stretches of twisty road. Didn't know about the infestation of Hemlock eating critters though. What are the Forestry types doing about it, if anything?
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This is a small world. When I lived in that area years ago, I worked for the Bureau of Forestry and was always working in that area. There are twisties all over the place. Just get a state forest road map, all are packed dirt, but awesome. I grew up in Emporium, just up the road from Wycoff Run.
If you are on the Quehanna Highway, you can do some scouting around and locate the old jet engine test cells that were there.
Curtiss Wright tested jet engines and rumor has it, were testing nuclear powered aircraft engines there. There is an old decommisioned reactor just down the road. There is also an old landing strip off of Lincoln road used in WWII by Curtiss Wright.
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Wow, I will need to check this out when spring comes around. I live right on the Ohio/PA border and Wykoff Run would make a nice out-and-back trip for a few hours. Cool. Thanks for sharing.
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you will probably need more that a few hours once you start exploring different
state forest roads. Get a map and look up Red Run road, dirt with many twists and turns and elevation changes, and real pretty ride.
Go to google earth and get the satellite view of the area. You will see the old engine test cells from Curtiss-Wright.
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I haven't yet ridden my motorcycle through, but will definitely give Wykoff Run a thumbs up for a pretty and fun road. I grew up in Emporium as well, so have been on the road a lot.. running up May Hollow (I expect it is still dirt) and around Bryan Hill (paved now) and back 555 or 120 would be a nice loop.
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This is a small world. When I lived in that area years ago, I worked for the Bureau of Forestry and was always working in that area. There are twisties all over the place. Just get a state forest road map, all are packed dirt, but awesome. I grew up in Emporium, just up the road from Wycoff Run.
If you are on the Quehanna Highway, you can do some scouting around and locate the old jet engine test cells that were there.
Curtiss Wright tested jet engines and rumor has it, were testing nuclear powered aircraft engines there. There is an old decommisioned reactor just down the road. There is also an old landing strip off of Lincoln road used in WWII by Curtiss Wright.
yep, sorry for TTP this post. Hammondsport NY has the Glenn Curtiss Museum.

guy was the fastest man on earth. he did it on two wheels...136.3 mph(not 155) """""an absoloute land speed record that would stand for eleven years and then only be surpassed by an automobile. The year would be 1930, before another motorcycle would best Glenn Curtiss's 1907 feat of daring-do and mechanical design."""""

worth a stop if you are in that area...and it supports a local museum of bikes and planes.
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