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Days 127-132 Yuengslyvania: Part 3

Days 127-132 Yuengslyvania: Part 3

Our hitching luck did not hold for the return journey. Sadly, we had to walk the whole 1.9 miles from the hotel back to the trail. Maybe it was for...

Jul 31, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Crossing the Delaware

Crossing the Delaware

Four days ago, I crossed the Delaware River and left Pennsylvania behind. I knew this would be a big milestone, but I hadn’t realized just how different the Jersey trail...

Jun 4, 2022 : Red Squirrel
Penn’s Woods, or, a test of strength

Penn’s Woods, or, a test of strength

I’m now two-thirds of the way through Pennsylvania, and honestly? It’s been tougher than I expected. Not because of the rocks, though that’s been part of it, but because of...

May 27, 2022 : Red Squirrel
NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

As a native Pennsylvanian, I used to get offended when I heard other hikers diss my home state - Rocksylvania, Where Boots Go to Die, The Sixth Gate of Hell....

Dec 11, 2020 : Darlene M
Plans Change: Life in a Boulder Field

Plans Change: Life in a Boulder Field

I was finally navigating the rocks of Pennsylvania with courage and confidence. After hiking in Maine and New Hampshire, I knew much better where to step and was moving faster...

Sep 9, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent
Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Bags and I have reunited after weeks apart as the Trail family continues many miles ahead. We met up with an awesome trail angel Gina and had a great time...

Jul 26, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

This is where I would talk about the gastrointestinal distress brought on by consuming a half gallon of ice cream, except that the general store is closed on weekdays after...

Sep 7, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus