Day 70 – near Deer Lick Shelters to mile 1089

Today was a hot but nice day down here in South PA. We had a short climb up to Chimney Rocks in the morning, which had some nice views.


View off Chimney Rocks

Pretty cool spot.
At lunch we stopped and ate at Caledonia State Park. It’s cool that the trail goes right through some parks and places like this in the north, as they had a delicious snack bar open.


Caledonia snacks


Mmm fries, so tasty

We rocked some strawberry milkshakes and fries. It was an awesome post-lunch snack attack. The pool was super tempting to stay and go for a dip, but we pushed on in order to hit Duncannon by Friday.

The rest of the day was sweaty but mostly easy hiking. We traversed some pine forests in Michaux State forest that were cool. We camped up a half mile or so from the Birch Run Shelter.

Tomorrow looks like it might end our fairly long streak of not hiking during the day in rain, so that’s a minor bummer. Hopefully it’ll hold off, but at least it should cool down a bit.

Vital stats :
Miles hiked today – 23.8
Mood – good
Physical state – normal
Smell – getting pretty nasty
Song stuck in my head – Spin Me Round (?) by some 80’s band (yea I don’t have Internet right now)

3 thoughts on “Day 70 – near Deer Lick Shelters to mile 1089

  1. Mom - Tapey

    Nice to hear that PA is treating you well so far. Fries look good. Spent the day overseeing tent set-up and porta-potty set-up for the party. Stories to tell. It’s all in place now. Tomorrow’s going to be a busy, busy day. Hope the weather is decent for you. Stay safe, healthy and dry. Sending Pennsylvania thoughts, prayers and lots of love.

  2. Elias

    Great views from Chimney Rocks. It almost.makes up for that awful song stuck in your head. Sad part is, for my old bones that song comes with the smell of National Bohemian, cigarettes, and cheap perfume. Thanks for that. Stay safe and enjoy south central PA.


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