June 8

Day 70 US 522 to Signal Knob Campsite (16.4 miles) 986.1 miles total

Been hiking for 10 weeks now. Will hit 1,000 miles tomorrow…and still not half way there. Crazy.

Walking through much lower elevation since leaving Shenandoahs. Was between 800 and 2,000 feet all day. Unfortunately still a lot of ups and downs!

Took a break on a bench sitting along trail in clearing below. One of the things you really appreciate out here is a chair with a back. Rocks and logs are not that comfortable for seating.

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In serious Civil War territory now. Will be passing within 5 miles of Antietam and 20 of Gettysburg during next couple of weeks.

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Going to try to keep mileage between 16 and 20 per day up through PA. It’s about 310 miles to Delaware Water Gap. When I get there, it is about 40 miles from Lake Hopatcong, NJ where we lived for 5 years and have many good friends. Assuming I can arrange rides, I plan to slack pack about 10 to 15 miles a day around there and be back to Mason Street Pub for happy hour!

Happy trails!

9 thoughts on “June 8

  1. Pete: Always wanted to tell someone ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and now I can! (The answer is: church services at Sun Dial.)

    Keep up the good blogging on your journey. I would rather read about the AT from you than trek it myself!

    Virg Paulson

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  2. How cool to attend that happy hour!! What a fun reunion!!! The Gettysburg travels sound great!! Kudos for your tremendous commitment Just Pete!!!!!

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  3. I’m looking forward to seeing you at MS. Maybe we convince Herbie to join you when you head back out on the trail. 🤣

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  4. When do you expect to be in NJ?trying to plan vacation but want to be here when you hit NJ. We would also like to be around to pick you up if you need a ride and or a place to stay.

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