The Miles Roll by Through Pennsylvania

Due to time constraints, I have not been able to compose my blog post yet. For those that are wondering about my hike, I will share my daily notes and some photos. The completed blog post will be forthcoming.

Day 71 (18 Miles) Carlisle to Duncannon (Mile 1,148)

Roadkill at continental breakfast

Slow start because of knee

Morning break at Darlington Shelter, met Bird

On trail met Godfather with epic facial hair

Lunch break; Bird passed and said Flash was behind

Fetch water at steep ass Cove Mountain Shelter

Local teens gathered at Hawk Rock scenic view over Duncannon

Taking it easy on knee

The Doyle

Wiley and Navster

Flash and Gregory


Day 72 (17 Miles) Duncannon to Campsite (Mile 1,164.3)

The Doyle


Wiley and Navster

Page (ridge runner)

Shelter for lunch

Steep water

Flash and Gregory


Campsite with River, Wiley and Navster, Annie

Annie 28th birthday, packed out a beer

Fellowship around the campfire

Page, ridge runner.

Day 73 (20 Miles) Campsite 1,164.3 to Campsite (Mile 1184.3)

Cool and breezy

Lunch with Peek, Tea Time, River, Annie, Wiley, and Navster

Walked slowly protect knee

Camp halfway up climb

Highway sounds, earplugs

Day 74 (25.6 Miles) Campsite 1,184.3 to Eagle’s Nest Shelter (Mile 1,209.9)

Morning break at William Penn Shelter

View at Fisher lookout

Lunch at Round Head view

Trail magic at PA 183

Sharon and Zoe, her dog

Eagles Nest Shelter

River, Annie, Flash, Gregory, another couple, someone else, and Sharon and Zoe

1,200 miles.

Day 75 (Nine Miles) Eagles Nest Shelter to Port Clinton (Mile 1218.9)

Rocky trail

Flash and Handstand passed me hurrying to get to PO before it closed

Passed Loner Boner

Port Clinton RR

Gregory, Flash, three others, later Annie and River

Shopping Cabela’s and Walmart

Saucy Feet, Beero (both from Quebec), Handstand (northern Ohio)

Resupply food bag for four-plus days

Room at Port Clinton Hotel

Loner Boner.

Day 76 (23.9 Miles) Port Clinton Hotel to Allentown Hiking Club Shelter (Mile 1241.1)

Late start, saw Chef

Morning break at Windsor Furnace Shelter

Father’s Day wishes from family

Day hikers at Pulpit Rock and the Pinnacle


Lunch at Panther Creek with Peek, Tea Time, Beero, Saucy Feet, River, and Annie

The last four stopped at Eckville Shelter

Dan’s Pulpit logbook

Peek and Tea Time camped five miles shy of Allentown shelter

Curb, Ballew, Chef, Edd, Elaine, and Spamtown at shelter

Quickly set up, dinner and bed

Bear sniffing around tent till about midnight. Don’t know what it smelled but I lit a cigarette and that ran him off.

Annie. Red, white, and thru.

Day 77 (23.9 Miles) Allentown Hiking Club Shelter to George W. Outerbridge Shelter (Mile 1257.9)

Late start

Bear sniffing around tent last night


Knife Edge rock formation

Extreme heat, dehydrated

Bake Oven parking lot trail magic

Piped spring at Ashfield Road

Curb camped just past road

Outerbridge Shelter

Snake ate mouse and went back into the shelter wall

Pizza delivery from Ballew’s mom

Ballew, Annie

Campsite with Flash, Gregory, Tea Time, Peek, Saucy Feet, Beero

Snake policing shelter for mice.

Day 78 (17.9 Miles) George W Outerbridge Shelter to Leroy A. Smith Shelter (Mile 1274.6)

Carry four liters water, no water all day

Lehigh Gap climb

Foot pain

Tried taping and Band-Aids feet

Long, slow day

Arrived dehydrated

Flash, Gregory, Spamtown, Beero, Saucy Feet, Edd, Elaine, Peek, Tea Time, and more

Water, tent, dinner, bed

Gregory, Flash, Saucy Feet, and Beero

Tea Time and Peek.


Day 79 (0 Miles) Zero in Tent at Leroy A. Smith Shelter (Mile 1274.6)

Woke with left foot swollen and throbbing

Decided to stay off feet for the day

Maybe aim for Wind Gap tomorrow, five miles away

Spamtown fetched several liters of water for me

Flash left me with a bud

Keep foot elevated


Ridge runner, Flat, checked on me

Hikers arrived late and camped nearby

Day 80 (21.1 Miles) Leroy A. Smith Shelter to Delaware Water Gap (Mile 1294.7)

Woke and foot was much better

Hiked to Wind Gap got water, shower, and recharge at Gateway Hotel

Break at Kirkwood Shelter

Baba Ganoush, Concrete Cowboy, Curb, Thor

Lookout Rock

Delaware Water Gap

Deer Head Inn

Pocono Inn

Flash, Gregory

Zero tomorrow, get new shoes, poles, resupply

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