Day 6: Great Views and an Interesting NOBO

Day six has a wealth of great views of the Pennsylvania countryside.

First up was Dan’s Pulpit about four and a half miles into the hike.  This is a great place to take a break!

I ran into a Northbound thru hiker a couple miles after Dan’s Pulpit who was finishing a hike he had to abandon last year.  He had a stroke on the trail and was airlifted out, but he wasn’t done!  He resumed the hike a mere 2 weeks later and then fell and broke an arm. But he wasn’t done!  He resumed the trail again 6 weeks later and fell damaging his kneecap.  That was finally enough for the year.  Now he’s back this year finishing the AT.  This guy is 2 years older than me,  turning 70 in 2 months.  He has my respect.

I hiked on southbound and reached the Pinnacle about 10 miles later.  This, in my opinion, is the most spectacular vista on the AT in Pennsylvania.

A couple miles after the Pinnacle is the Pulpit,  another great view of the local countryside.

It’s less than two miles from the Pulpit to the Windsor Furnace Shelter where I spent the night in my tent nearby.

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Comments 2

  • Sharon Kelly Hake : Apr 27th

    Love reading about your progress, Griff. Glad Kim has been able to join you for parts of the AT. Good luck. Stay safe.

  • Sherry Rouse : Apr 27th

    Kudos to the hiker who’s almost 70 trying to finish the AT! And to you for getting through some of these rocks in Pennsylvania!


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