I parked my Rav down the road and walked up to the Trail.
I have this 15 mile section left going north to finish New Jersey.
It was less than a mile up but I nearly quit at least twice. It’s such a mental thing. I think we can almost always accomplish more than we think we can. I forget and remember that everytime I’m out here.
I need to take the time to read through the registers. It’s such a kick when you find a friend!!! New Friends is the BEST part of all this. Sure, it’s a terrific accomplishment, all this hiking, but mostly it’s the people I’ve met and sometimes even haven’t met that make me smile.
I signed the register, and headed back down. It was much easier. My tracks helped, as did gravity. I could have almost run down if I had any energy left!
To the South is a big climb up what they call the “Stairway to Heaven!” At the top is the “Pinwheel Vista. ” I won’t be doing that until the snow is nearly gone.
I can’t believe how long this end is taking! I will probably go down to Boiling Springs after this, and finish PA.
I’m trying to complete from Virginia to New York before we leave for Cape Town on May 8th.
If it weren’t for this snow…
Wawayanda S.P. Trail blazes. I have met some AMAZING park personnel. The Superintendent here was so very helpful and encouraging. Thank you!