‘Do you know the origin of that word, saunter?’

“Hiking—I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains—not hike! Do you know the origin of that word, ‘saunter’? It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which theyContinue reading “‘Do you know the origin of that word, saunter?’”

Dr. & Mrs. Joab Thomas’s Square Inch

By Tom Shakely I’ve been spending some time recently on scanning and digitizing a few boxes worth of early Mount Nittany Conservancy archives that Ben Novak provided to me. As the Mount Nittany Conservancy’s founder and first president, Ben was instrumental not only in the organization’s major land preservation and fundraising efforts throughout the 1980sContinue reading “Dr. & Mrs. Joab Thomas’s Square Inch”

The Story behind the Mike Lynch Overlook

Have you ever considered why there is a Mike Lynch Overlook on Mt Nittany? This article, published in the June 2007 Mt Nittany News, contains the answer. Mike Lynch: Linchpin of Mount Nittany’s First Stewardship By Erich May, MNC Lion’s Paw Representative New to the board, I have been inquiring about the history of theContinue reading “The Story behind the Mike Lynch Overlook”