So 1st let me qualify this by telling you we still have somewhere around 70 (give or take a couple tenths) miles left in Rocksylvania. We also understand the WORST may be still to come!!
BUT……… THERE’S 129 MILES of mostly beautiful trail with a sampling of short rocky terrain interspersed! 2 and 3 days ago, we did 35+ miles, there were probably less than 2-3 miles combined of rocks of any consequence. The last 2 days we’ve done another 30 and some tough stuff, but handle-able!!
To Rocksylvania’s credit though….when they hit, they smack you upside your noggin with ankle-breaking, knee-destroying fervour!!
Then it’s back to miles of great trail making you wonder when the next boulder field will jump at you when you turn a corner…..
You know it’s coming……but take time to enjoy the great trails of Pa. til they get there?! For us, the best is behind us…….
Trail update….. we were at the 501 shelter two nights ago where I tried unsuccessfully to post this blog and we were able to get pizza, chips and soda DELIVERED! We have around 70 miles left in Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s next. Greyhound ate lunch at the same shelter we staying at that day and only missed her by an hour or 2. After 2 tough days of 60+ miles and a zero, she’s STILL in front of us. Go Greyhound. Mtn. Goat & I have upped our daily average to 13.25 over our 1st 90 days. Tomorrow It’ll be at 13.31! We’ve had some tough rock scrambles the past 2 days… but we’ve handled them and tomorrow is another great day with temps in the 70’s
Today’s Hike is History, Tomorrow’s Hike’s a Mystery. Right now is a Gift and why it’s called the Present!
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