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 to the next shelter usually determines how many miles I will walk each day. I’d had several long days, and this would be my short day. The weather was beautiful!
There was a view listed in the guidebook. I had not intended to take the side trail to it, but I had somehow inadvertently gotten off the AT, and onto the side trail. This made me sad. The steps and rocks leading up to the place to see the view had been defaced.
I passed the Mason-Dixon Line, and into Pennsylvania on this day!
I landed at the Tumbling Run Shelter. I had stayed at this one in 2016, and knew it was nice. There is a very nice group tenting area. This shelter has been maintained by the same family since 1991, and the shelter register said they stop by once a day to make sure everything is okay. The privy had toilet paper in it–4 TP holders. Most privies are BYOTP. This privy didn’t even stink! There were two shelters- one for snorers, and one for non-snorers. There are many in Pennsylvania that have two shelters in one place. I’m thinking this might be because Pennsylvania has such a large Amish, Mennonite, etc, population. Just a guess.
Tumbling Run Shelter
Mile Marker 1074.0