Lynch Erosion

The Mount Nittany Conservancy is deeply concerned about the current state of the iconic Mike Lynch Overlook on Mt Nittany. Due to increasing number of hikers, along with our wet weather this year, the soil at the Overlook is becoming increasingly eroded.

You can help support our efforts to stabilize the Overlook by becoming a Friend of the Mountain. You can also attend our second annual Mount Nittany Night to be held Friday, September 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Evidence of the erosion can be seen in the below photos. While the Conservancy and volunteer groups have worked to place water bars (logs that cut across the overlook to re-direct water), more actions are needed. In order to make this happen, we do need your support!

As you approach the Lynch Overlook

As you approach the Lynch Overlook

 

Looking down at Lynch from first water bar (notice the erosion around the tree roots)

Looking down at Lynch from first water bar (notice the erosion around the tree roots)

 

Wide swath of use on the right side of descent to Lynch Overlook

Wide swath of use on the right side of descent to Lynch Overlook

 

Evidence of erosion as seen from right side of Lynch Overlook

Evidence of erosion as seen from right side of Lynch Overlook

 

Looking back up at the left side of descent

Looking back up at the left side of descent

 

View of the Lynch Overlook from the left side of the descent

View of the Lynch Overlook from the left side of the descent

 

Looking back up at the right side of descent

Looking back up at the right side of descent