Tom Thwaites, a retired Penn State physics professor, spent decades hiking and creating trails in the area. His wife, Barbara, said the only thing he loved more than hiking was helping others enjoy the hobby. He died Christmas Day at age 83.
Tom Thwaites, a retired Penn State physics professor, spent decades hiking and creating trails in the area. His wife, Barbara, said the only thing he loved more than hiking was helping others enjoy the hobby. He died Christmas Day at age 83. Photo provided
Tom Thwaites, a retired Penn State physics professor, spent decades hiking and creating trails in the area. His wife, Barbara, said the only thing he loved more than hiking was helping others enjoy the hobby. He died Christmas Day at age 83. Photo provided

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