I’ve decided to section hike the AT. Really. The whole thing. Today, I started connecting the sections I’ve previously done.
When my friend Karma and I did THE 20, that’s THE 20, ( it will forever be THE 20 or 20BOOM) my FIRST 20, we stopped at 10 miles south of the Eckfield Shelter and hiked back to the cars.
Today, I started in Port Clinton and hiked north to that turn around spot. I hugged the same tree (see photo below) I hugged on THE 20. Dot connected. Port Clinton is the southern most point I’ve covered in PA.
Between there and Sunfish Pond in NJ, there are a number of sections to be connected. I will finish all those first and then begin extending on both ends.
I am a tree hugger by the way, and proud of it.
Mauve maple leaves. Different.
Coming back into Port Clinton, the Schuylkill River caught my eye. I was happy to be down the “leaf slippery” hill.
Geez, I feel content today.
I’ve never really had a really long term goal like this. It’s doable.
I actually never thought I’d live this long. Now, almost anything is possible. 😀
Next up – “Balance Rocks” to Rt 309.