Jeep lovers tour the region

PHOTO PROVIDED A Jeep club called Infidel Jeepers sent six of their members and Facebook page administrators to Lock Haven for the annual Piper Museum Jeep Cruise. The group has over 12,000 followers and has members in all 50 states, Canada, and Australia. This is the group’s second year participating in the cruise. From left are Karen Leary, Melissa Wehr, and Emily Wehr.

LOCK HAVEN – Jeep lovers from across Pennsylvania embarked on the Piper Aviation Museum on Sept. 22 for the 3rd Annual Jeep Cruise.

The cruise is an annual fundraiser for the museum.

More than 45 drivers and riders and 20 jeeps participated in the event.

John Bryerton, museum board president, organized the event and led the cruise.

“We have Jeeps from all over Pennyslvania attend,” said Bryerton. “Some jeeps traveled over three3 hours to climb these mountains and see the beautiful landscape we offer here in Central Pennsylvania.”

“We would like the event to grow and encourage more local Jeep enthusiasts to consider joining us next year,” he added.

The route began at the museum and traveled to the Pine Creek Valley, traversing through Tiadaghton and Sproul State Forests on both public and private land.

Bryerton spends several months preparing for the ride.

He partners with state forestry officials and private landowners to coordinate the route, obtain proper permissions, and inform local officials of event plans.

The caravan stopped for lunch in Jersey Mills and took a pit stop at museum board member Cal Arter’s camp.

The cruise ended back at the Piper Aviation Museum for a catered dinner by Curt’s Smokin Ribs.

More information about next year’s event is available by calling the museum at 570-748-8283, or by sending an email to pipermuseum@comcast.net.