Almost 200…

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In a day or two I should be close to 200 miles. Started off at 6 ¬ 8 miles a day and now up to about 12+. Goal is to get to at least 15 a day. No injuries so far, and I think that’s because I’m increasing the miles slowly.
After Cumberland Valley, we climbed up a PA “mountain”,  about 2000 feet elevation with a great view of the Susquehanna river in the background.

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I’m trying to figure out the “meaning of life” in this next pic. Promised Stephanie I would have some great new insights by the end of the hike. Still working on it.

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Late that day we came into Duncanon PA and stayed at the Doyle Hotel. A favorite for hikers since rooms only cost $20.

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After showering we went to local grocery for next 5 day food supply :

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Next morning up another mountain for an even better view of the Susquehanna

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That afternoon, along the mountain Ridge, we passed a group of boy scouts learning how to repel and climb up a 100 foot shear rock face.  Seemed like they had excellent instructors. They wanted me to try, but I declined. Sorry Paul T.  and Michelle M-S

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Passed a few nice trout streams and then set up our tents. Still wish I had my fly rod.

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Today was an easy 13 mile hike though the woods. Finding a nice meadow this afternoon was the highlight.

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Finishings this post lying in my tent now. Hiker’s midnight is usually as soon as it gets dark, so off to bed soon.
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9 comments

  1. tbreiten · May 18, 2016

    Duncannon was as far as I got first time out with Breitside (Kait). You are almost 1/10 of the way done! Keep up the good work.

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    • Mike Bauer · May 18, 2016

      Awesome
      I thought I saw some of your footprints.
      Thanks for the encouragement

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  2. daN baueR · May 18, 2016

    Glad to see you’re getting along w/o any big issues. I liked those stone chairs, they look very comfortable and quite clever. Of course a lot of things are probably comfy after you’ve been hiking all day. 🙂

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    • Mike Bauer · May 18, 2016

      Yeah, nice chairs, but not as comfortable as they look.!

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  3. rcflorida · May 19, 2016

    Thanks for sharing the experience be safe and have fun beautiful views.

    On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Appalachian Trail Adventure wrote:

    > Mike Bauer posted: ” In a day or two I should be close to 200 miles. > Started off at 6 ¬ 8 miles a day and now up to about 12+. Goal is to get to > at least 15 a day. No injuries so far, and I think that’s because I’m > increasing the miles slowly. After Cumberland Valley, we” >

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  4. Nancy Herman · May 19, 2016

    Lunch at Doubleday and thinking of you on the trail…
    Pictures are great

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