616 miles to go
Progress so far (Including a side trip to Calgary)
|Crossing the Delaware (very noisy & bouncy!)|
|An early morning walk through town of Buncannon on 4th of July|
|Walking in the rain! Not too bad once you're underway.|
Camping in the rain,(Usually pretty ugly no matter how much you tell yourself it's great!)
|Beavers!...very creative.....really good at making bogs!|
|Trails are built to suite the conditions..... (bog)|
|Water and Bog|
|Just water (no bog)|
|No water...No bog.... all rock!|
|1200 miles so far!|
|Welcome to 'Rocksylvania'|
(Rocks of Pennsylvania)
|Yup...It goes straight up!|
|And then along the 'Knife Edge'!|
|and then up Ladders!|
|Trough the 'Lemon Squeeze'!|
Etc. Etc. Etc......
|If you don't like that...you can hop on the 'Amtrak' and go home!|
(the train actually stops at the Appalachian Trail!)
|A luxurious lodge along the trail....'Bear Mountain Lodge'|
(With prices to match......but that's OK.....you only go around once!)
I was really, really happy there!!
But then I remembered that I had go back to the *&% Trail!
And then I was Really, Really Happy again!!...summit of Bear Mtn.
Until I was informed it wasn't the highest point at all!
|And then I just about stepped on this guy!|
|Only 1500 miles???|
|But sometimes the scenery is so worth it! (Hudson River)|
|It's not all camping...lots of hostels and similar accommodations|
|'Trip' ... a really fast hiker!|
At least he was until he ran into a 'sweetie' on the trail....
Then he slowed to her pace......how weird is that?
|'Boston Cream Pie' ....no one can refuse that!|
I certainly didn't....
|Darrell's food of choice......a really bad choice...|
....An incredibly, horribly bad choice actually!
|'ShellBack', an AT hikers, with a bag of bagels for all!|
|One of the many, excellent meals, offered by lodge/hostel custodians|
As usual we do the decadent stuff!
|A Tour of Franklin D Roosevelt's residence|
|His library........Could cozy up in there quite nicely with a good book!|
|A 'light house' on the Hudson river.|
|The early morning Amtrak to New York City!!|
|Coming up from the Pennsylvania Station 'Dungeon'|
|'Ultimate fighting anyone??|
|Parking rates in New York!....that's why you don't drive there!|
|Here's how they do it!....these lots are everywhere!|
|Old and New!.....Empire state building & Bike sharing programs!|
|Lineups?...What line ups? ...|
We didn't have any problems getting to the 'Statue of Liberty'!!
|The Brooklyn Bridge!........anyone want to buy it??|
|Below the Brooklyn Bridge......the 'Peking'|
an other one of the famous 'P' line sailing ships
|Crew's quarters!....could be worse !|
|Maybe!.......We were on an indefinite delay due to a landslide on the tracks!......|
Finally got back to camp at 5:00AM the next morning....
...........a Long Night!!
|our campsite on the Hudson!|
|Camping....New York State style!|
|A side trip to Connecticut's Highest point!|
(The one Darrell missed out on....so sad!!)
|Right on the state line!|
|Some beautiful sights on our way to our next attraction......|
|The 'Joseph Conrad'.....made famous by Alan Villiers|
|On the deck!|
|Life on the Cod Banks!|
|Tight Quarters in the Foc'sle|
(crew's quarters in the bow)
|Some exquisite wood working skills!|
|Same....but on a larger scale.........nice boats!|
|And then back through beautiful Connecticut to our camp site at 'Rudd Pond'|