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Old August 18th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #1
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Default Rail Trail in Whitehall (Pennsylvania USA)

After years of skating on streets and hoping I didn't fall into the path of an oncoming vehicle, I've recently discovered the Rail-to-Trail in Whitehall, PA. It's a beautiful paved path, mostly shaded, 5.5 mile loop. I'm lovin' it! There is however one small section that is not paved. It's kind of a smooth gravel. You can skate very slowly over it, so I usually start my run there, before I get tired! It is open to bikes/dogs/walkers and such, but wide enough and long enough that I don't often run into many people at once.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #2
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After years of skating on streets and hoping I didn't fall into the path of an oncoming vehicle, I've recently discovered the Rail-to-Trail in Whitehall, PA. It's a beautiful paved path, mostly shaded, 5.5 mile loop. I'm lovin' it! There is however one small section that is not paved. It's kind of a smooth gravel. You can skate very slowly over it, so I usually start my run there, before I get tired! It is open to bikes/dogs/walkers and such, but wide enough and long enough that I don't often run into many people at once.
If you start at the gravel and loop around to the other end of it do you turn around and do the loop in reverse? Essentially doubling the length of the trail by getting two perspectives of it.

user name: ferretgrl6...six carpet sharks??! You need that trail!!
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Old August 18th, 2006, 05:47 AM   #3
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If you start at the gravel and loop around to the other end of it do you turn around and do the loop in reverse? Essentially doubling the length of the trail by getting two perspectives of it.

user name: ferretgrl6...six carpet sharks??! You need that trail!!
we usually just do the loop once and end where we start. there are different places to pick it up so you can skate for a few miles without ever hitting the gravel. but being a creature of habit, i have to end where i start. i have an elliptical and am i bonifide vidiot so i do other forms of exercise, my hubby and i like to skate together to bond!

and we have 3 ferts! i've had 6 altogether. i'd have another six if he'd let me! love those speedbumps! do ya have any? underrated pets, as far as i'm concerned. ferrets are the best of puppies and kittens but with the convenience of spending most of their time in a cage when needed... i have a ferret backpack i strap on and take one of 'em with me on my skate runs. a nice Celltei traveler...
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Old August 20th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #4
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user name: ferretgrl6...six carpet sharks??! You need that trail!!

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and we have 3 ferts! i've had 6 altogether. i'd have another six if he'd let me! love those speedbumps! do ya have any? underrated pets, as far as i'm concerned. ferrets are the best of puppies and kittens but with the convenience of spending most of their time in a cage when needed... i have a ferret backpack i strap on and take one of 'em with me on my skate runs. a nice Celltei traveler...
'Got two of the little beasts. I'd be afraid to skate with them...too worried about the results of a wipe out as my outdoors skates are usually pretty intense. Here's a link you might enjoy: http://www.ferretsmagazine.com/ferrets/board/

Skate happy and give your kids a tummy rub for me.
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