Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #91 - July 12, 2003
8:50 PM - Slept in late, maybe 7:30 or so. Decided
to skip the free food. I guess we just wanted to get out of town
and away from the mob that was piling up there. Our package didn't
come in, so we're forwarding it on to Connecticut. That sounds
crazy - Connecticut!! It's only a couple hundred miles away, though.
We've come 1,215 miles now. It's really the countdown - less than
1,000 miles left! 958 to be exact! The miles are going to start
flying by - at least I hope. It will be good to be going through
different states now - not like Virginia. It must have taken a
month & a half.
After the PO, we picked up a few supplies, but
not many. This way we'll be able to carry less, since we'll be
able to resupply easily in a couple days.
Went over some rocky trails today & had some
great views of PA farmland, looking like a patchwork quilt. At
the first good overlook, called Pulpit Rock there were a few army
guys. They were preparing for some kind of training exercise & using
the view to do so. We went on our way over the rocky trail. 2.2
miles later we came to the next overlook, the pinnacle. Who should
show up, but the army guys. We had a good laugh, as they drove
up & we beat them walking. They told us we made pretty good
time, ha, Ha.
Staying at the Eckville Shelter tonight. It's
actually at an AT caretakers place. There's a little bunkhouse,
flush toilet, solar shower and a refrigerator with pop and ice
cream! A great place. We're tenting, mostly because of the bugs.
Here with Mello Yello, Constant Motion, Elf and Morph. Some section
hikers here, too.
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Preparing to Hike
the Appalachian Trail?
Commonly used guides by A.T. thru-hikers
include the Appalachian
Trail Guides (published by the Appalachian Trail
Conference), the Appalachian
Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion, and the Appalachian
Trail Data Book. The guide series includes a guide
for each section, along with a series of trail maps. The
Thru-Hiker's Companion has helpful info on towns, shelters,
and water. The Data Book has basic distance info for road
crossings, shelters, and other features. All are excellent
tools for use during a long distance hike.