Lion Ambassadors on the Mountain

Led by Lauren Johnson, Philanthropy Chair of the Penn State Lion Ambassadors, we split this group into two work parties and worked on installing a new stepping system at the Lynch Overlook as well as clearing back trails on the Mountain.

From left to right: Gary McMillen, Kyle Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Sunita Ruparelia, Kelly Glavin, Matt Mahalik, and Kerry O'Donnell.

From left to right: Gary McMillen, Kyle Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Sunita Ruparelia, Kelly Glavin, Matt Mahalik, and Kerry O’Donnell.

Below is the start of a new set of steps down the left side of the Lynch Overlook. This will provide easier access to the base of the Overlook. 13 steps were put in place by the Lion Ambassadors group working at Lynch.

The first hikers to use them was a group of blind/low vision hikers. It was just a humbling experience to witness their arrival at the Overlook with their helpers.

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Below is the start of the new access to the Overlook (which will open in Spring 2012). 15 waterbars were placed on what will be the new access trail.

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