deputywhipFor the second consecutive term, Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) has been appointed to serve as a deputy whip by House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-York).

As deputy whip, Rapp will be called upon to handle a variety of House floor responsibilities, including helping to monitor floor attendance, assisting in obtaining accurate vote counts and communicating caucus positions prior to House floor debates.

For the latest legislative updates, visit RepRapp.com.

Contact: Ty McCauslin
tmccausl@pahousegop.com
717.772.9979

Bent Run is a small stream that descends between Forest Road 160 and Route 59, above the Kinzua Dam. Over the mile it descends, the water drops about 700 feet in a series of small cascades, ending in small pools. The largest waterfall is about 30 feet, when the stream is at capacity. A series of falls can be seen from the parking area. There is a rocky worn trail leading alongside the falls, up the hill. It is possible to travel from the base of the run all the way to the top, but climbing becomes difficult. Best viewing time is after a good rain or during the Spring thaw, when the stream is in its full glory. During drier times of the year, the flow is reduced to a trickle.

Note: Steep and rocky terrain – rocks become very slippery when wet. Trail becomes less distinct as you gain altitude.

Amenities:

  • Public restrooms at nearby Kinzua Dam 

To reach the trailhead from Warren, Pennsylvania:

  • Take Route 59 past the Kinzua Dam – Bent Run parking area is on the right, just a short distance past the Kinzua Dam

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The hike to Rimrock Overlook can be easily made in less than 10 minutes on the man-made pathway. A series of steps and board walkways help you descend to the main overlooks. These overlooks offer spectacular views of the Allegheny Reservoir and Allegheny National Forest. Another set of steps, carved in the stone, take you down below the overlook to primitive hiking trails. Commonly seen wildlife in this area includes birds, chipmunks, squirrels, grouse, and whitetail deer. In addition, black bear, wild turkey, red & grey fox, raccoon, opossum, bobcat, fisher,weasel, and coyotes can be found in the area, but seen less often. Be sure to stay on the trails, as there are dangerous cliffs around the overlook area.

Amenities:

  • Public restrooms
  • Picnic area
  • Board walkways and steps, as well as primitive trails below the overlook 

To reach the trailhead from Warren, Pennsylvania:

  • Take Route 59 past the Kinzua Dam, Wolf Run Marina, and Kinzua Beach
  • Turn right at the top of the hill after Kinzua Beach/ Wolf Run Marina
  • Road ends in parking area



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The hike to Jakes Rocks Overlook can be easily made in less than 10 minutes on the fairly level, paved pathway, making this a very easy hike for nearly anyone. The overlooks offer spectacular views of the Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir. Commonly seen wildlife in this area includes birds, chipmunks, squirrels, grouse, and whitetail deer. In addition, black bear, wild turkey, red & grey fox, raccoon, opossum, bobcat, fisher,weasel, and coyotes can be found in the area, but seen less often. Be sure to stay on the trails, as there are dangerous cliffs around the overlook area.

Amenities:

  • Public restrooms
  • Picnic area
  • Paved hiking trails

To reach the trailhead from Warren, Pennsylvania:

  • Take Route 59 past the Kinzua Dam
  • Turn right onto Longhouse Scenic Drive
  • Turn right again onto Forest Road 492
  • Turn right again at the stop sign.
  • Bear to the right at the triangle intersection, and go to the 2nd parking lot.
  • The trailhead is near the back of the lot.




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That’s right, just a few more days left in the July ‘Eye Contest, sponsored by the Warren County Council on Tourism Fishing Contest. All fish must be weighed in at Allegheny Field & Stream, 2009 Penn Ave. E., in Warren. To participate in the contest, you will need to purchase an “I COT a Fish” badge. Badges are $7.00 for an adult and $5.00 for youth.

Don’t miss out… there is also a big Bass Contest in September, and a Musky Contest in October. There are also tagged Trout, Walleye, and Bass that are worth prizes.

For more info and a list of winners, visit the I COT a Fish page.
Also be sure to visit the Allegheny Field & Stream Photo Gallery.

Stop in at one of the following locations to purchase a badge:

Allegheny Field and Stream (formerly Page’s Sporting Goods)
2009 Penn Ave E, Warren. Phone: (814) 726-7475

Bowers Liberty Safe
208 E. Main St, Youngsville. Phone: (814) 563-4244

Clarendon Service Center Convenience Store
Rte 6, Clarendon. Phone: (814) 723-4110

Tidioute True Value
140 Main St, Tidioute. Phone: (814) 484-3575

Wild Wind Sporters
Rte 62, Starbrick. Phone: (814) 723-2450

Peterson Hardware
102 S. main St, Sheffield. Phone: (814) 968-3461

Swanson’s Barn
Davey Hill Rd, Pittsfield. Phone: (814) 563-7321