Midatlantic momentum

Miles of Misadventures

The mid-Atlantic section of the AT, stretching from Pennsylvania to New England, is often one of thruhikers least favorite sections of the Appalachian trail. After leaving ShenandoahNational Park in Virginia, the trail doesn’t climb any more big mountains until Mount Greylock in Massachusetts. The weather is usually hot and buggy, the scenic vistas are few, and the road crossings and PUDs (pointless up and downs) are many. You don’t really feel like you’re “out there,” as the roads constantly remind you that civilization and a soda are just a stone’s throw away.Then there’s the Pennsylvania problem. PA is notorious for having a horrendous rock-filled trail that’s impossible for walking. Trail veterans tell tales that the rocks are all sharpened to an upward point and that manyhikers quit here. Water is less available than other parts of the trail, and shelters are sometimes 20 to 30…

View original post 1,265 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s