Do you ever have one of those mornings where you wake up early but just…can’t get up? You’re just exhausted and sniffly and over it? That was me today. I stayed in bed maybe 3 hours after I first woke up.
I was on trail by 7:30 though. And it was WINDY.
The trail was beautiful, with fall leaves and cool winds and just enough sun. I loved it.
Do you look at these pictures and wish you were here? I wish you were here!
That’s not to say it was ALL perfect. Pennsylvania loves rocks. Steep rocks.
Alllll sorts of rocks. They like rocks so much that I stopped for lunch at the Doyle in Duncannon, even though I was tying to make good time today.
Whatever. I was hungry and I wanted a Coke.
And I stopped for a break on the blowdown. Sometimes you just need to sit and you might as well sit when you’re crawling over a tree anyways.
I made it to the shelter before dark, of course, and found a friendly group of sectioners. I had to climb down more rock steps to get water from a dripping water source, then climb back up, and I was exhausted after that.
I ate dinner, and then, of course, my work never ends.
It was time to do some homework.
Today was a good day. It wasn’t perfect. My feet hurt and I had some blisters to drain and I’m tired and I still have more homework to do…but it was good.
MVP: Coke and chicken fingers
LVP: it’s so cold. I’m in my bag with all my clothes on and I’m still cold. Time for a winter bag!!
One thought on “2: Darlington to Peterson Mtn Shelter”
When I first saw these posts (yesterday’s) I thought you were wearing a”Make America Great Again” hat. The one you have makes more sense 😃. Thinking of you as you enjoy the trail!
LikeLiked by 1 person