Woolrich Opens the J. Woods Rich Shelter on the Mid State Trail

Woolrich continued its commitment to the outdoor community by opening the J. Woods Rich Shelter on the Mid State Trail.

WOOLRICH, Pa. – June 8, 2007 – Woolrich continued its commitment to the outdoor community by opening the J. Woods Rich Shelter on the Mid State Trail today. Together with the Mid State Trail Association (MSTA), the nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to build and maintain the trail in Pennsylvania, Woolrich celebrated the opening with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m., attended by notables including Woolrich President Jim Griggs; Tom Kelliher, president of the Mid State Trail Association; grandchildren of J. Woods Rich; and Clinton County officials.

Located in Woolrich Park, the J. Woods Rich Shelter is the first dedicated shelter along the Mid State Trail, the longest footpath in Pennsylvania. Named for a former president of Woolrich (1964-1968), the log cabin-inspired shelter is a much-needed break on what had been a 26-mile hike between shelters currently located at Ravensburg State Park and Bonnell Flats. The shelter features a slanted roof to protect hikers from harsh sun and winds and offers nearby restrooms and drinking water for the majority of the hiking season.

“Woolrich maintains an interest in preserving the natural beauty of the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail and support of outdoor recreation,” said Griggs. “It is our hope that hikers from our area, as well as those visiting from out-of-state will be able to enjoy this shelter and the trail for years to come.”

The shelter is the latest contribution in a list of local, regional and national conservation and outdoor recreation efforts supported by Woolrich, an authentic American brand known for outdoor lifestyle apparel and accessories for more than 176 years.

Woolrich – The Original Outdoor Clothing Company®

Since 1830, WOOLRICH® is the authentic American brand that embraces the outdoor lifestyle. Trusted by generations of loyal consumers, Woolrich continues a tradition of offering products of quality and value. A brand known worldwide, Woolrich products include functional, comfortable and durable men's, women's and children's sportswear and outerwear, hunting wear, well-designed Home and Outdoor Living products, innovative fabrications and licensed accessory products. In 2005, Woolrich celebrated its 175th Anniversary. It is the oldest outdoor apparel manufacturer in continuous operation in the United States. Visit the Woolrich web site at www.woolrich.com.

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