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Begins: Apr 13, 2013
Date: Wed, May 15th, 2013
Start: Port Clinton Ridge
End: Port Clinton
Daily Distance: 6
Trip Distance: 87.0
Hours Hiked: 3
Daily Descent: 1000
Entry Lat: 37.138825
Entry Lng: -80.348666
People Met: 0
Entry Visits: 62
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Appalachian Trail Map
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The woods in PA are dangerous! actually Cabellas display
I slept we'll on the ridge. Sounds of the expressway were just audible. For the second night, several deer snorted loudly in alarm when they found me in their night wandering and grazing.
The trail northbound into Port Clinton needs a major reroute. It was a ridiculous vertical slide in too many places. It could use several switchbacks!
I called Joyce, the shuttle driver who had taken me to Duncannon, and she agreed to meet me in Port Clinton and shuttle me to my truck.
I got back to Port Clinton in my truck with no problem and had Brunch at the 3 Cs diner. I had a slab of scrabble with my eggs. It was a little like KY Goetta.
I spent the rest of the day driving to southern VA. I stopped in Christianburg at a Super 8 and washed my hiking clothes in the tub. I washed my body off too. Both were stinking pretty good after 5 days without a shower and without taking the clothes off at night!
It was near freezing the last couple nights in PA. High there was about 55. However, here in VA, the temperature is in the mid 90s. What a shock!
Tomorrow, I head to Damascus for trail days.
These are the continuing voyages of a lone hiker named Risk, an Appalachian Trail section hiker, hammock hanger, kilt wearer and Chaco devotee. I have hiked north to mid PA over the years and am continuing further north this year.
Author of "A Wildly Successful 200-Mile Hike"
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