Kylertown Center for Active Living to Present Hiking the Appalachian Trail

KYLERTOWN – On Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m., the Kylertown Center for Active Living, located at 70 Senior Dr., Kylertown, in cooperation with Scott McKenzie, will be presenting a program about McKenzie’s adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail. 

Everyone is welcome to attend the program, which is free. Please call 814-345-6338 for any additional information or questions.

McKenzie’s 2015 Appalachian Trail hike preparation started many years ago, as he developed a love for walking and hiking. 

When he joined the U.S. Army in 1985, he went to basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., where they “ruck marched” to and from the different ranges that taught them the necessary combat skills to be effective soldiers. 

McKenzie enjoyed these “ruck marches” and at the completion of basic training, they covered over 420 miles in eight weeks.  He then performed monthly 12-mile “ruck marches” carrying a minimum of 80 pounds of gear while deployed in Bosnia in 2001. 

He has also completed the 100-mile Diabetes Walk from Erie to Pittsburgh each year for the last five years. 

He trained for the Appalachian Trail by hiking on trails in the Quehanna Wild Area, and then in March of 2015 he set out on his 2,189.2-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail. 

The center welcomes anyone to come in and enjoy lunch and socialization plus the many varied and interesting programs and opportunities that the center offers.  

Hours of operation are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Reservations for lunch must be made before 9 a.m.  The center is operated by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. 

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

 

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