Autumn is in full “bloom” in the Alleghenies! Day one of the Choose-Your-Adventure Sweepstakes featured a tour of State College, Pa., a neat college town, before an afternoon hike on Tussey Mountain, where moss, ferns, and waxy-leaf mountain laurels framed a rocky trail leading to a ridgeline. Winners Andy and Pam Wright of Hudson, Wis., along with Stephen Regenold of GearJunkie.com, followed local Appalachian Outdoors guides from a trailhead under gray clouds toward the miles-long horizontal summit ridge of Tussey Mountain. On top, the sun came out. Views dropped left and right as the crew hiked the knife-edge for the afternoon. A few photos from the day below.
Stay Tuned: Tomorrow the “Choose-Your-Alleghenies-Adventure” trip goes fly-fishing with the Spruce Creek Fly Co.!