Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Old Forge Road to Caledonia State Park

We are another hike closer to the mid-point along the Appalachian Trail.  Today’s hike was again through open forest which is a favorite of mine.  The trail, for the most part offered good footing.  There were three or four spots along the ridge in the northern half of the hike which were very rocky--what I call boulder fields.  Gene had a very steep uphill climb at the very beginning of his hike.

The weather was much cooler today and there was a steady breeze which made the hiking more pleasant.  The cooler weather also brought out several day hikers.  Even those section and thru-hikers I saw were much more perky today.  Cooler temps and the breeze were a real blessing.

Again, I passed a twin shelter.  I had to go over and make pictures of the clothesline.  There were even clothespins.  Unbelievable.  Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is responsible for trail maintenance and the shelters in this area.  You’ve gotta love em.

Tomorrow, I get to rest these weary bones and then we only have 2 hikes to reach the mid-point.  Yahoo.

That’s all for today.

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