Last night I was at the spring in my hammock with the Cuben fiber tarp. A storm came through about midnight and, OMG, I have never seen it rain SO hard. The campsite was a river; thank God I was up off the ground.
To my dismay many of the creek crossings on the trail were flooded out today. I was with a group of thru-hikers, and we got a ride around the first impassable crossing. (Six stinky hikers in a small car was quite a trip!) A road walk went around the second, but the third, under interstate I-81, was without an immediate solution. (Some of the hikers walked through chest deep water, but not me.)
I’m holed up in a hotel tonight and have done laundry and dried everything out. Hopefully the water will be lower tomorrow and I’ll be able to get back on the trail.
AT Thru-Hike Stats
Section Day #3 (6/28/18)
Start – Spring 1165.7
End – Swatara Gap (I-81) 1183.4
Today’s mileage: 17.7*
Total section miles: 33.4
Total miles on AT: 680.4
Avg daily miles (section 5) – 10.1
*Included some trail, some road walk and some “Yellow Blazing” around floods.
PS – I almost quit today it was so tough. But not yet!
Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it. – George Bernard Shaw