I was interviewed a while back by stickman who chases thru hikers to interview them. You will have to skip to 44:25 if you just want to see my portion of the interview. Continue reading My 15 Minutes of Fame
I was dropped off at Boiling Springs, PA, to hike back to Pine Grove Furnace State Park. There is an ATC office there. It was closed when I arrived. The town of Boiling Springs was very quaint. Again, I was glad that I had the chance to drive the roads OFF the trail. The slackpack … Continue reading My Slackpack Day
I knew rain was coming. A front was coming through. The worst would hit that night, and I wanted to be there early enough to set up my tent before it all started! It would rain on me off and on all day, but none heavy enough to drench me. I had also recently coated … Continue reading Pennsylvania 1-1-oh, oh….
I woke up to a very cool morning! I still have my down quilt with me. There has only been one night that I have not pulled it up on me. I snuggled it around me on this morning. I had slept really well, and was ready to start my day! Shelter spacing and distance … Continue reading Passing into Pennsylvania!
Thankfully, the rain was gone by morning, but I still had to pack up a wet tent. A wet tent makes for a heavier backpack! I had more rocks and mud, but the trail had flattened out a lot! The bugs have been bad due to all of the standing water. I have been starting … Continue reading Maryland
I left Harper’s Ferry bright and early. The rain had moved on, but left a raging, roiling Shenandoah river. Part of the hike away from Harper’s Ferry took me right by the Shenandoah. Part of the trail near there was closed due to flooding. I just kept praying there would be no flash flooding. The … Continue reading Leaving Harper’s Ferry
Just a quick post tonight, because it’s way past my bedtime. There is always so much to do when you come in to town, and time flies so quickly! One of my friends drove all the way to Pennsylvania to do Trail Magic for the thru hikers, and she went out of her way to … Continue reading Trail Magic From A Friend
I had a tough time with the trail in Virginia last time. This time, I went in with a new attitude, intent on making friends with a former foe. I think the fact that I was feeling much better this time helped a lot. Keep in mind that Virginia accounts for 1/4 of the trail, … Continue reading I Made A New Friend Of Virginia
These are all pictures of the trail from the middle of the Shenandoahs to Harper’s Ferry. Every Hiker I have talked to recently has feet that are hurting. So many people talk about the rocks in Pennsylvania, but the ‘rocks’ in Pennsylvania are boulders and don’t hurt your feet like these rocks do. Continue reading Virginia Rocks!
The A.T. Runs through the Shenandoah National Park. All hikers look forward to it, and I’m not quite sure why. I think they have heard rumors about the waysides where they have a grill to get burgers and the legendary Blackberry Milkshakes. There are also Campgrounds, a lodge and a few expensive restaurants. All of … Continue reading The Land Flowing With Blackberry Milkshakes, Burgers and Bears