Circuit Hiker Award

By Lois Morey

White Ash Leaf and Fruit
The Circuit Hiker Award was first established in 1972 for the purpose of recognizing those who walk the entire 85-mile Susquehannock Trail System in one or more hikes. To apply for this award the hiker(s) must submit a detailed written log which is reviewed by the Circuit Hiker Award Committee consisting of three active club members. If all Qualification Requirements are met and the committee agrees, the log is approved and the next consecutive number is awarded to the hiker who then becomes eligible to purchase the Circuit Hiker Award brassard and wallet card. The requirements for earning this "circuit hiker award" are outlined below. Completed logs with accompanying photographs are to be submitted to the club's mailing address: Susquehannock Trail Club, P.O. Box 643, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Award Requirements

  1. Each applicant must hike the entire Susquehannock Trail System in one or many trips, in either direction.
  2. Each individual hiker should sign every trail book encountered along the Susquehannock Trail System.
  3. Each applicant must maintain a log of the trip in considerable detail, preferably with accompanying photographs.
    1. Groups hiking together may keep a combined log, but each member of the group must sign the log.
    2. If the group covers only part of the circuit, each member of the group should acquire a copy of the group log. Each copy must bear the names of all the members of the group. The individual applicant must then submit a copy of the group log, together with other logs for other parts of the circuit hike, when applying for the award.
  4. Each applicant must submit his/her log(s) of the circuit hike to the Susquehannock Trail Club Circuit Hiker Award Committee. A group who has hiked the entire distance together, may submit a combined log to the committee, but each member of the group must sign the log.
  5. The Circuit Hiker Award Committee will review the log(s). If the committee is satisfied that the applicant has hiked the entire Susquehannock Trail System, the committee will certify the applicant as "Susquehannock Trail System Circuit Hiker No. _____."
  6. Each certified Susquehannock Trail System Circuit Hiker is eligible to purchase and wear the "Susquehannock Trail System Circuit Hiker" brassard. Additional brassards may be purchased by certified STS Circuit Hikers.
  7. Certified Susquehannock Trail System Circuit Hikers will be given identification numbers by the Susquehannock Trail Club Circuit Hiker award Committee in the order in which they are certified by the Committee.
  8. Relocation of any portion of the Susquehannock Trail System after an applicant has hiked through that portion, shall not disqualify the applicant.
  9. The Susquehannock Trail Club Circuit Hiker Award Committee may require an applicant to appear before the committee to testify about the hike.
  10. The Susquehannock Trail Club Circuit Hiker award Committee may, at its discretion, modify the log requirements for Circuit Hiker award applicants who completed the hiking requirements prior to January 1, 1977.

Lastest Recipients

  • Tom Busse
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • John Armstrong
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Robert Sutton
    Buffalo Mills, PA
  • Matthew Teeter
    Martinsburg, PA
  • Kathleen Engle
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Don Engle
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Ken Peters
    Furlong, PA
  • Fred Fisher
    Furlong, PA
  • Jessica Miller
    Frankfort, KY
  • Clemencia Caporale
    Granby, MA
  • Lloyd Litwiller
    Delavan, IL
  • Lorrie Hanes
    West Fields, PA
  • Steve Hanes
    Westfield, PA
  • Jason Rickenberg
    West Carrolltown, OH
  • Steve Wesche
    West Carrollton, OH
  • Mark Clapps
    Tonawanda, NY
  • Gene Wimmer
    Sagamore Hills, OH
  • Scott Kio & dog, Mindy
    Roulette, PA
  • Marty Lichtner
    Bloomsburg, PA
  • Jim Walls
    Danville, PA
  • Brian Masney
    Danville, PA
  • Sheila Kasperek
    Mansfield, PA
  • Wellis Balliet
    Nescopeck, PA
  • Michael Miklic
    DuBois, PA
  • Geoffrey Edwards
    Danville, PA
  • Gary Edwards, Jr.
    Danville, PA
  • Gary Edwards, Sr.
    Danville, PA
  • Michael Martin
    Alexandria, VA
  • John Callahan
    West Chester, PA
  • Shelby Peterson
    Washington, DC
  • Brian Horst
    Silver Springs, MD
  • Daniel Fisher
    Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Adach
    Washington, DC
  • Alison Benson
    Washington, DC
  • Carolyn Gernand
    Alexandria, VA
  • Jeff Thompson
    Souderton, PA
  • Janice Smith
    Rhinebeck, NY
  • Robert Smith
    Rhinebeck, NY
  • David Knepper
    Naperville, IL
  • Wayne MacKenzie
    Coudersport, PA
  • Lewis Russell
    Ulysses, PA
  • Matthew Yohn
    Astoria, NY