Northern PA. That's where the real rocks start. They are more of a frustrating obstacle than a difficulty. The terrain is flat, but the rocks slow you down about 15% and are super slick when wet. As long as you accept you'll go a bit slower, the rocks aren't as bad as advertised. There were also plenty of rattle snakes!
The biggest issue is the monotony. PA on the whole is pretty boring. The one exception is the climb, yes a literal climb, out of Lehigh Gap. It was so much fun. But then it went back to more of the same. I was so ready to get out of PA that I walked non-stop for 20 miles without taking a break to reach Delaware Water Gap, the last town on the border with New Jersey.
Highlights of the section include the Port Clinton Fire Club aka The Hosey, Mr. Regular, and Lehigh Gap climb. With PA done, I had sights set for the real north.
I am a filmmaker. I am an adventurer. I believe in children. My friends are obsessed with my beard. I am obsessed with beer. I want to embrace and fully live this life I’m blessed with. I want to be known as someone who loves deeply.
On May 16, 2017 I set out on my dream, the adventure of a lifetime: a 2,189.8 mile trek of the Appalachian Trail. I want to push people to live their dreams and pursue their passions.