Miles Hiked: 136
- Weekly Average: 19.4 miles/day
- Total: 1289
- Overall Average: 13.1
- Zero Days: 0 / Total: 11
Money Spent: $180
- Town Food/Lodging: $41
- Trail Food: $73.00
- Gear: $46.00
Highlight of the Week
Jerry: On Father’s Day, at the Peters Mountain shelter, Tandem gave me a large can of Coke from her pack and a homemade Father’s Day card! It was a huge surprise, and I chugged the Coke with breakfast.
Bennett: Spending the week hiking with Ginger & Gilligan. They’re an awesome couple, and I love their humor. Had fun stopping in a random restaurant with them.
Karen: Girls’ weekend at the lake, especially the jet skiing.
Lowlight of the Week
Jerry: When hiking up from LeHigh Furnace Gap above Palmerton, we lost the white blazes. It was a difficult, steep, rocky climb with deep crevices, so moving across the face of the mountain back to the trail was tiring and dangerous.
Bennett: The last few days of Pennsylvania have been hard, and I’ve definitely been thinking about family and friends back home a lot. Wishing I was back in Georgia, and will be glad to finally be out of PA this week.
Karen: Attending the funeral of a good friend.
Memory of the Week
Jerry: Staying by myself in the Eckland shelter with the doors closed and no bugs getting in, giving me one of my best night’s sleep on the trail.
Bennett: Was wonderful eating pizza with everyone at a random campsite and being around such cool other hikers.
Karen: Carson’s story of going to the Nantahala Outdoor Center as part of her job as camp photographer and finding Jerry and Bennett’s entry in the AT log book there.