The staff of Michael J. O’Connor and Associates took advantage of the warm autumn weather recently, taking a hike along the Broad Mountain.
Led by “Porcupine Pat” McKinney, Education Coordinator for the Schuylkill County Conservation District, the group walked several miles enjoying some of the beautiful scenery of Schuylkill County.
The hiking tour began at the State Game Lands entrance on Route 61 just north of Saint Clair and traveled along the former Reading and Philadelphia railroad lines.
The group saw many interesting sites including a bear’s den and a hidden waterfall. Porcupine Pat talked about county history and identified native plants and trees along the trail.
The staff tries to hike as a group at least once each year choosing a new trail to explore each time.
In the past the group has hiked a trail just off the Burma Road as well as walking at Sweet Arrow Lake.