Charging my phone

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40.5627241, -76.0056038

Today I walked two miles off the trail (one way) to go to Walmart to buy food. Then I walked a little further to McDonald’s to sit next to an electrical outlet and charge my phone.  I’m trying to cut back on my time away from the trail and one thing I could do is charge my phone less often.  What would you think if I posted to my blog less often?

1186 Miles from Springer

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40.495888 -76.466592
The Appalachian Trail starts at Springer Mountain in Georgia, mile 0. This photo was taken at mile 1186. I’ve hiked 163 miles since April 21st.


Pine Grove, Pennsylvania 

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40.5338627, -76.4264255

Got a hiker shuttle to Comfort Inn. I need to do a resupply.  Met a couple new hikers, Sew Happy and Pete.  They decided to get a ride to a hotel. Cookie, who I’ve been hiking with for several days also decided to go to town to take care of a problem with her backpack.

Duncannon, Pennsylvania

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40.389837 -77.031717

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.

The Doyle Hotel

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40.390053 -77.030150
Spent the night here last night. Will also spend the night here tonight. Took a rest day. I’ll be going to the grocery store this afternoon.


Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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40.274250 -77.099083
Posing with Shoelace, Cookie, Captain Jack. 

Yesterday Survivor took a bad fall and hurt his wrist.  He’s taking a couple days off.  

When I stopped for the day I had completed 112 miles of hiking over 12 days. Not setting any speed records, but I have no blisters and foot soreness mostly goes away after a night of rest.

Allenberry Resort

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40.150439 -77.113228
Five of us split a $40 room. This is the lobby. Survivor is in the foreground. Captain Jack is barely visible in the rear.