There are two possible ways to the LZ and launch.
If coming from the East (Route 100), either one is good. If
coming from the west (I-77/Bland), then the second one is the best.
Coming from the
East/North: From I-81, Dublin/Rt 100 Exit, take 100 North
over Cloyd's Mountain. On the other side of the mountain take a
left on Rt 42.
From intersection of Rts 42 & 100, go 6.5 miles to White Gate and
take a left on Rt 670/Flat Hollow Rd. This left will be where Rt
42 takes a turn to the right, just past a church and a sign for
White Gate. Continue on 670 for a total of 6.9 miles to the LZ
(on the right). Note that after 0.5 miles on 670 that you will
need to make a right turn to stay on 670. A landmark along the
way, at ~3.8 miles, is an old truss bridge. Be careful of Amish buggies along
this road - drive slowly and courteously. This route is not marked on the maps below.
Coming from the east, you may also bypass the turn onto
670 and continue on several more miles to Mechanicsburg, then use the
second set of directions, below.
Coming from the
West/South: From I-81 take I-77 North through the Big
Walker Mountain tunnel. Take the Bland Exit (Rt 42) after the
tunnel and continue East on Rt 42. Just past Crandon (about a
mile or so), you will come to Mechanicsburg
2. Coming from either direction on Rt 42 (marked on maps below): Mechanicsburg has two turns, 634 and 738, which form a short loop. 634 is to the East and 738 is to the West. From the intersection of 634 and 738, go 3 miles on 738 (Robinson Tract Rd/Byrnes Chapel ?? - road names may have changed), and take a left on Rt 670/Mt Zion Rd. After 0.5 miles you will reach the LZ on the left.
From the LZ, go west on 670 for 0.5 miles to the stop sign at 738 and
take a left. Follow up the mountain for 2.4 miles. At the
very top of the mountain there is a gated road to the left. This
is normally locked, and you will need to have a key or see the
landowner for access. Once through the gate it is a short drive
(~1/4 mile) to the setup area.
The landowner, Jim Bogle, lives across the road from the LZ.
H3/P3 and above, H2/P2 OK with supervision. Must sign
waiver, be a current USHPA member, and fly with helmet and parachute. There is a daily flying fee, or an annual membership.
Also see: http://bigwalker.com