When we started the trail, it was hot. Incredibly hot. And, um, rather rocky. I mean, we knew it would be rocky. But it was ROCKY.*
With the combo of the heat and the rocks, I found that maintaining a daily mileage to fit our very tight schedule was, in short, no fun. Not even with early starts and cool morning temperatures.
|So more of this was possible.
|Hiking in this feels, well, stupid.
Being able to go slow on hot summer days was incredibly rewarding. Important too, given that we traversed some very dry sections. I'd never had to carry 4+ liters of water before. It was a good experience. It was Type II Fun.
We can't thank our Pennsylvania and Maryland friends enough for their help and company this summer. It was a great adventure.
And as for the Allegheny Trail -- well, my trail name is "Someday."
|At the southern bifurcation location in Hancock, MD
We're now looking forward to ten days in southern West Virginia together and we're hoping to get some Great Eastern Trail work done here in Mullens.