This was last nights campsite on the outskirts of Boiling Springs. Perfectly situated between a corn field to the left and the railroad tracks 20′ to the right. ~5 long trains came through during the night.
Hi Darlington’s (my Denver friends/neighbors)
We were caught in the biggest rain I’ve hiked through so far and the trail turned into a river. We popped out of the trees just as the rain let up. Unfortunately, this part of the trail had not been mowed in a while (I swear there is a path in there). I got way wetter hiking through the tall grass (known as the car wash effect) then I did in the downpour (with my umbrella).
The rain and mud (lots of slick mud) was far more palatable knowing I’d have a warm dry bed as well as a shower and clean laundry at Gus and Christy’s house. Christy even set me up with her foot bath massager and fancy therapeutic salts! I could get used to this every night.
Tomorrows plan is to take most of the day for town chores and in the afternoon Gus and I will hike the 9 miles from where I got off trail to Duncannon and Christy will pick us up and bring us home…2 nights in a row in a bed. On Tues morning Gus will drop me back off in Duncannon and hike with me for a bit before we go our separate ways.