We took a drive up PA501 to where The Appalachian Trail crosses. I wanted to strap on the pack and see how I feel, it has been a long time. As we pulled into the trail head a shuttle came in with some hikers. This is ‘Stickness’, I misunderstood and thought he said ‘Sickness’, You never know with trail names. Anyway they hope to summit Katahdin the first week in October. We might see them again, who knows?
We walked South while ‘Stickness’ and crew headed North. Amazing, the first over look was beautiful, but look what we saw first:
Yep, a bike rider(?). I said , “Tell me you aren’t riding the trail!” He was just down to the over look. This is the view, That beautiful Pennsylvania farm land.
We walked a piece further to another overlook:
These are sharp buggers (Sherry said, ‘R&R= Rocks and Rocks’):
They are really rough on your feet and very easy to turn an ankle. Only about an hour and half of walking. Part of that was a phone conversation between Sherry and her cousin Ralph, in Sycamore, GA. And time talking to the bike rider.
But within a few minutes, I could feel the pressure on my hips, and a little further, pressure on my heels. I must get in better shape before the wilderness. But that was what the short trip was for, to check ‘me back’ out. LOL
It was a great day, on the way back we stopped at a Mennonite Store and bought some cherries for 99 cents a pound. I got a picture of a bike used by many of the Amish:
If you have never seen one of the Amish riding one of these you would be amazed how fast they can go. They are ridden like a scooter. Note there are no gears or chain, that is against their religious beliefs.
Above is the horse, waiting patiently for the family to get thru shopping.
Thanks for reading the log.
‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'
I dare you to forget this is driven by a woman!!!