It rained most of the day. That’s Bob sitting in the shelter.
Spent two days in Duncannon, PA out of solidarity with Cookie, another hiker. She was exhausted and needed a break. She also swapped out her hammock for a tent and got new trekking poles. My gear is doing fine so far.
Saw this building while walking around Duncannon.
Posing with Shoelace, Cookie, Captain Jack.
Yesterday Survivor took a bad fall and hurt his wrist. He’s taking a couple days off.
I’m going slowly right now. Giving my body time to adjust. I’m feeling good. I’ve done 58 miles in 8 days. I’m near Fayetteville, PA. Population 3,128. I’ve made some hiker friends (Captain Jack, Survivor, Cookie). We’re going to hike to Pine Grove Furnace State Park today (about 8 miles). I’ve met a slew of other hikers going faster than me or going in the opposite direction, a couple going slower than me.
I don’t plan on being this verbose very often. I’m writing this as I sit in a gas station that I walked to about a mile from the trail.
I’ve been nicknamed “Nibbles” because I eat snacks frequently as I walk.