For quite some the Conservancy has been concerned with the increased erosion at the famous Mike Lynch Overlook. Last fall a work party of Lion Ambassadors installed installing a new stepping system along the right side of the Lynch Overlook. They also laid in a new switchback access trail to the Lynch Overlook.
Today another group of volunteers (Penn State Division of Development and Alumni Relations Summer Interns) completed another key phase of the Conservancy efforts to help minimize erosion at Lynch.
We have now closed the short piece of trail that descended to Lynch as you can see from the below photos. To access the Lynch we encourage all hikers to proceed straight on at the Mike Lynch Overlook Plaque and Memorial Rock. After 50 feet you will find a new right hand turn to take you back to the Overlook.
Hikers will see new signs that indicate that the trail is closed to prevent erosion. Please follow the new signs to reach the Overlook. We appreciate your support of the new trail to allow the old trail to recover.