Rain to Maine

We had a great time hiking into Duncannon Pa. where we met and spent time with Bob Rogers and Michaela Canaday. We stayed at the Famous Doyle Hotel one night then hiked up the mountain out of Duncannon . Rocks have not slacked by any means and I’m getting pretty good at navigation of mazes, climbs, and downhills. We caught a shuttle to the Best Western for a well deserved first zero day. We then leave our hotel of two nights to hike from Pa 325 to Rausch Gap Shelter. Rain is expected today and throughout the week. The shelter was full so we chose to camp beside the stream in the tenting area. Beautiful, beautiful until the thunderstorm hit during the night.

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We survived the storm and were ready to move on to William Penn Shelter. Arriving first we had a chance to dry out our tent and other gear. The sun actually came out for the afternoon. The next morning all dry we started on our way when the sky opened and mightily dumped water on us until we were drenched before we could get out our rain gear!

William Penn Shelter

William Penn Shelter

We continued to hike to the 501 Shelter to change into dry clothes and get warm. We stayed the night to recover. Ten people were at the shelter that night we ordered pizza to be delivered and with all the good company huddled in for the night.

Tanner

Tanner

Tanner, the dog seemed to be the happiest camper of all.

 

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  • BIRK : May 14th

    Wondering how you are doing. The PA rocks really beat me up especially my R knee. I rested in “mechanical man’s garage for 5 days with minimal improvement. Got a ride (actually I drove her car) with a section hiker that slipped on a wet rock and dislocated her elbow. I hope to get back out there after some more rest. Hope you are doing well! BIRK

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  • Brenda Whaley : May 14th

    Hi Birk!
    Sorry you are having to take a break but I’m sure you’ll get back at it soon. I’m at home, my shoes were becoming too tight so I got new ones at Port Clinton, big mistake, caused all kinds of problems blisters on top of blisters I already had. My feet slipped and slid around in my shoes causing my whole legs and knees to hurt. Waiting on some good shoes and recovering nicely hope to meet back with Larry after some regrouping. Recuperating. I’ve been thinking of you and reading your posts in the logs. Larry had breakfast at DWG this morning.

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  • BIRK : May 14th

    I guess we all needed some recoup after those rocks. I hope to get back out there but if not this year there is always next year

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    • Brenda Whaley : May 14th

      I was not expecting the rocks to be that rough continuously. Recoup is good. Yes there is next year!

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