Heavy rain and thunderstorm last night. It’s neat to watch the lightning through the tarps as they are somewhat transparent. Stayed dry, even though there was a bit of blowing.
Early start, but not first out as we typically are. There was a fellow hammocker who was gone before we came up to the shelter to eat are breakfast bars.
We walked to the next shelter about 6 miles away and spent over an hour trying to figure out the next couple weeks of resupply plans. That shelter was another example of excellent PA shelters. There was a great spring, a covered picnic table and there were two shelters, one for the snorers and one for the quiet sleepers.
Light rain a little bit in the am, but cleared up later on and had a pretty nice afternoon. Morning was very humid however and Beardo ditched his shirt early on.
Walk with Purple and Carnivore for some of the day and they are also at the shelter tonight with us.
Today we entered Maryland and cross the Mason-Dixon line, so we believe this means that we are now in the South. Nice to complete another state. Some thoughts on PA after completion. PA has some wonderful shelters….best on the AT so far, some are just incredible. Rocks…. Norhtbounders that we met commented on how bad and difficult the rocks were. We both felt that because we had heard it so much, we expected rocks worse than they ended up being. There were a lot of rocks, but it wasn’t endless sections, and there were also many long smooth sections as well. There were some sections that need some loving…particularly sections where there are blowdowns up on ridges where the only way around is through a mess of poison ivy.
Went by a soda machine but Beardo didnt have dollar bills or change, so we missed out 🙁
Tonight we are staying at a nice shelter underneath the overhang in our hammocks. Shelter is very well done with milled logs and has two levels for bunks.
Daily Distance: 19.8
Trip Distance: 1,127.0