OMG what a storm!

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.)

Flooded AT

Red Stripe and Handyman – Road walk

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.

Hiker hotel room

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

3 thoughts on “OMG what a storm!

  1. Holy Crap. Sounds horrific. I’m glad you and the other hikers found a few solutions.
    I hope the next few days are good for you.


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