The section from Harpers Ferry, WV to Carlisle, PA was tough on me. The terrain was very rocky but elevation wise it was much easier than anything before. What made it tough was the heat, with days reaching 104 it was very hard to move far. I kinda hit a wall physically and mentally near the trails (1058 mile) half way marker. Outside of Boiling Springs I started to feel sick and exhausted. I have been resting at the Days Inn in Carlisle, PA for 4 days.
I enjoy having a slow pace and taking breaks to rest when desired, but this has put me a little behind schedule. Baxter State Park in Maine, which is the home of MT. Katahdin the trails end point, closes for the season on October 15. I’m planning to travel up to MA, for a friends wedding on July 21, then jump back on the trail in Dalton, MA, skipping ahead about 400 miles. After I reach Katahdin, I plan to jump back on trail in Dalton, MA and hike the section I skipped, south back down to the trails mid way point in PA