Mission accomplished, Sandy, PA rocks!

Once superstorm Sandy started to die down, I headed back to the trail. Sections through Jersey and parts of PA were ravaged with down trees and blown down branches. The terrain became progressively rockier in PA, then turned to into “rocksylvania”. Hiking on the small, sharp rocks and boulders all day in PA hurt my feet more than another section of the trail. Finally I reached my goal, US 11, Carlisle PA, and walked the highway into town with the sunsetting in front of me and semi trucks flying by on my side. I’ve completed my mission, after 8 months and over 2,185 miles, I hiked the Appalachian Trail!

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High Point, New Jersey.

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The Doyle Hotel in Duncannon, PA, is an over 104 year old hotel and one of the most hiker friendly places on trail.

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My end point US 11 in Carlisle, PA.

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3 Comments

  1. Judi Gawor November 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL, WELL DONE! WHAT A WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT AND FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD. THERE IS SOMETHING JUST REALLY, REALLY SPECIAL ABOUT HIKING THE ENTIRE A.T. WE’VE MORE THAN ENJOYED YOUR BLOGS AND PICTURES AND AT TIMES FELT WE WERE HIKING RIGHT ALONG WITH YOU. HOW EXCITING TO TELL YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT THIS SOMEDAY!

  2. Scott Duncan November 19, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Wow. Talk about a milestone. Hearty Congrat’s from Ann & me on your amazing journey and espec on completing the enormous (and faraway) goal you set in front of yourself. Please share your post-game wrap-up with everyone later on!

  3. Donald & Susan Wade December 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Congrats!! We met you at Clingman’s Dome, TN. We have enjoyed following your blog and photos. We experienced this trip through your eyes since we will never be able to hike it ourselves. Thank you! Enjoyed!

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