Barb Peterson Memorial Bench Hike & Dedication

A dedication hike for Barb Peterson's new memorial bench

We'll first hike 5-6 miles on various trails around Harrison Hills Park, then dedicate a memorial bench to Barb "Babs" Peterson, who died from ALS in 2009.

Through the efforts of many, we were able to secure a new bench at a most scenic location on the Rachel Carson Trail overlooking the Allegheny River. A plaque has been installed on it commemorating Barb’s effort to introduce many to the Rachel Carson Trail and the annual Rachel Carson Trail Challenge.

If you aren't able to attend the hike, you may meet for the bench dedication at 12:00 noon, by the Overlook Shelter. From the Overlook Shelter we'll hike to her bench, about 15 minutes north on the Rachel Carson Trail.

This event will take place rain or shine. “Babs” would have wanted it that way.

You may bring a snack, lunch, or something to share and drink for the brief dedication at her bench.

Judy and Don Ziegler will be leading the hike along with Donna Stolz and Kate Fissell.