Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Darlington Shelter.jpg

Darlington Shelter.jpg, originally uploaded by Hikingfool.

Day 7 (tuesday)

Today was my longest and easiest hike of my AT hike yet. I hiked 18.2 miles to the Darlington shelter. I am now 1124 miles from springer and 1052.2 from katahdin.

Today's hike was basically flat for 14 miles. I hiked across many farms, which was a nice change of scenery. Nothing out of the ordinary happened today, except it was another perfect fall day to hike.

I did catch u to Jeff, a section hiker from N.C. so it was nice to chat with him.

One thing about this shelter...actually 2 things. One, it has a mailbox as you can see in the picture. It houses the shelter log. I thought it was kindof funny. Two, it has the biggest privy on the trail yet. It has 2 seats in there and enough room to even set up a one man tent. It is called the Tajmahal. It is a sight to behold.

Well only 11.9 more miles into Duncannon for tomorrow.



Anonymous said...

looks like a nice shelter but is it getting cold at night here it is really cold. Stay safe and be careful coming home. Love you, Mom