I really think Pennsylvania gets a bad rap. It is known for its rocks… but there are other states with rocks, too! For the most part, Pennsylvania has been flat, with few climbs. It has only been the Northern part of the state where the rocks have taken over the terrain. When I left the … Continue reading Rocksylvania

Rock N Sole Pics

I said I wasn’t going to do a special post about Rock N Sole Hostel, but it is one of my ‘favs’ so I decided to make a short post with some pics. Craig and Jody are very kind people. Again, it was like staying at the home of a family member. Jody is the … Continue reading Rock N Sole Pics

Rock N Sole Hostel

I hated to leave that hotel, but I knew I would be staying at one of my favorite hostels in a day and a half. I had a maildrop box going to Rock N Sole Hostel. It was one of my favorites from 2016. The forecast said more rain was coming with a cool front. … Continue reading Rock N Sole Hostel

Happy Fourth of July!

I was not in a good frame of mind the next day. I was tired of feeling hot, dehydrated, stinky…and my eye hurt. I put in a new pair of contacts, and that seemed to help some. I didn’t see one person on the trail that day. I also knew from looking at the forecast … Continue reading Happy Fourth of July!

Trail Angels

I had packed out three liters of water the night before. I’d drunk a liter and a half by the time I went to sleep. In the morning, I used a little over half a liter for breakfast and drinking. I had about 3/4 of a liter to get me to my next water source. … Continue reading Trail Angels

The Heat Is On!

I woke up early, and was on the trail by 6:00 a.m. the next morning. I was hearing rumors of heat indexes nearing 105. I wanted to get most of my hiking done before it really started to heat up. I was drenched in sweat before 7:00 a.m. I would be going into Duncannon, PA. … Continue reading The Heat Is On!

Pennsylvania Polka

I had a mail drop waiting in the next town at the Post Office, but if I left that day, I would arrive in Duncannon on a Sunday when the Post Office was closed. This would require an overnight stay to pick up the package on Monday. Since the hotel I was at in Mt. … Continue reading Pennsylvania Polka