Pennsylvania has the most extensive system of backpacking trails of any state east of the Mississippi River. While most hiking guides to the state feature information on dayhikes, this valuable guide will give backpackers of all levels a resource for discovering and learning about longer trails for more rugged journeys by foot.
Jeff Mitchell is the author of Backpacking Pennsylvania, Paddling Pennsylvania, Hiking the Endless Mountains, and Hiking the Allegheny National Forest. He is a board member for the Keystone Trails Association and a member of the Alpine Club of Williamsport. He lives near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, where he works as the District Attorney of Wyoming County.