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Pinkerton Tunnel Spiritual Vortex: Seeking Info

In Summer 2007, a local magazine called "Point of Light" carried an article titled,  "In Search of Healing Places in Somerset County" which described a Spiritual Vortex at the Pinkerton Tunnel on the GAP Trail.  At another time, some people in the New Age community made a group trek out to the site. This 2007 blog post discusses it: I'd like to find out more info about this. Specifically:
  • does anybody have a copy of the article? or any other document describing it?
  • does anybody know someone who traveled out to experience the vortex?
  • does the bike-hive mind know anybody conversant in the spiritual vortex topic - which I'm inclined to think is a New Age activity, but I'm not sure that's an appropriate categorization
The reason I'm asking - and I'm asking for myself, there's no big agenda here - is that if you look at a Google search for "sedona bike vortex" there's a lot of economic activity - if not an industry - about biking to sites like this. For instance: I mean no denigration or disrespect of the folks who pursue such interests. I'm thinking: we've got a contemplative labyrinth in Homestead and a Spiritual Vortex at the Pinkerton Bypass, how come nobody's discussing this? I'm talking to some folks in Confluence about a Autumn Vortex Ride when the leaves start changing. Anybody got any advice or wisdom? Thanks!        
2016-09-23 12:08:03
It might be tempting to pander to mystical types and lead them to imaginary energy vortices at the Pinkerton Tunnel, but even better: lead them to McKeesport where they could pick up trash along the trail.
2016-09-23 13:30:58
Paul: Paul, Paul, Paul. I am chastened and chagrined that you think I'm a panderer. I do want to find out the backstory on a trail activity and encourage people to ride bikes. They don't have to sweep trash to join bicycling. I'm thinking: more people riding is more people's cousins-and-uncles biking, is more people to tip the scales of driver behavior toward not killing me and you. I don't really want to condemn anybody's non-violent beliefs.  If we want to persuade people pursuing mystical energy to do practical things, you could start at any house of worship, I suppose. Even Tesla in his day was pursuing non-evident energy for practical applications.
2016-09-23 13:49:23
I find the Pinkerton tunnel extremely spiritual on a hot day since it is about 60 degrees inside.
2016-09-23 15:03:59
In the other Pinkerton tunnel thread people were saying the bypass is one of the nicest places on that part of the GAP, so the vortex much be over there.
2016-09-23 15:30:43
Quite a few years ago I was in Sedona with a friend.  He got up early the first morning we were there and went for his normal half-hour run.  He came back about an hour later and said, "I must have...huh-huh-huh...ran of those...huh-huh-huh...damn...huh-huh-huh...vortexes!" It was either the vortex, or  that Sedona is almost a mile high with thin air.  But either way it definitely got his attention.
2016-09-23 16:04:33