Day 11 Peter’s Mountain Shelter to The Doyle Hotel

Wow what a beautiful day after three days of stormy weather with two days of intermittent heavy rain. It’s a beautiful day and the high today in Duncannon, where I’m headed, is going to be 78 degrees.

The first view of the day was where the trail and two separate powerline tracks intersected. It’s a beautiful view down the powerlines toward the town of Halifax near the Susquehanna river.

The second powerline view is getting closer to the final descent to the Susquehanna and shows the powerline marching directly down the hill to the river.

The 2 miles after the Clarks Ferry Shelter, before finally reaching the Susquehanna, were extremely difficult. The trail went over several treacherous rock piles that included lots of trees brought down in the last few stormy nights. Those 2 miles took me well over an hour and a half instead of the normal hour it would take me for moderately rough terrain.

After descending to the Susquehanna, I crossed the bridge into Duncannon and walk through the town to the Doyle hotel where I stayed the night. Although the hotel is still being developed,  the restaurant is really good.  I had a delicious half pound burger meal with a Guinness draft for lunch at about 1:30.  I came back around 7:30 for dinner and had a wonderful steak dinner, again with Guinness, while listening to a live musician playing music I love. The crowd at the bar was great and the musician was playing late sixties and seventies music that touched my soul.

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