80 Miles of Wilderness

In 1967 an intrepid troop of Boy Scouts and leaders set out on a wilderness canoe trip along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. While we’ll never know what tales were shared around their campfire, their route and sites along the way were documented in an exciting little book, 80 Miles of Wilderness Adventure: Chinklacamoose Canoe Trip – Clearfield, Pa. to North Bend, Pa. by O. Lynn Frank.

Full of West Branch history, old lumbering photographs, delightful hand-drawn maps, and even a sample menu, this book is a must-have for paddlers and history-lovers alike. The retro booklet has been reprinted and is available for $6 plus shipping from the Clearfield County Historical Society. For orders and more information, you can reach the Society at 814-765-6125.