(Before I start, Bonnie informs me that is the Conestoga River in my last Blog, and she is right. I can fine it with the name. hahaha)
It is less than 300 miles to Rondout Valley where we will stay for a week as I prepare myself and pack for some back packing time. The drive was over cast and a little rain, but the roads were ROUGH! Complicated by my getting lost leaving PA and topped by seeing a 9 foot over pass coming up and we are 12.75 high. Quick turn to work around the tunnel.
My hiking plans were to go on up to the 100 mile wilderness that I attempted last time up. But circumstances and available RV sites have changed that approach. After New York, We will stop in Hanover, Maine and I will attempt to hike from Gorham, NH to Grafton Notch in Maine. This 2-4 day hike covers the Muhoosic Notch which is agreed by hikers as the toughest part of the 2176 miles.
My thoughts, if I cannot do this, I will drop the idea and agree with some of my family, I have waited to late to finish the trail. Anyway that is the plans. So we are on the road Monday July 14th headed to New York’s stop as a preparatory step.
Sherry is going to be my trail angel, and assist as I DO this. I feel okay. My knee that was giving me some trouble awhile back is doing well and I feel fit. I probably need a diet of dried fruit and Ramein noodles and water for awhile to get some weight off.
(Pictures taken on this trip in 2012 near Scranton, PA)
Of course this drive also crosses the AT in the Pennsylvania Mountains, so we will look for hikers as we drive thru.
And as always, it is a beautiful drive, mostly mountain views.
NY too, is Green.
That is an antique Case tractor up front.
I liked this Kane truck, it says “Kane is Able”. and some other good stuff.
This is a basket case. An old Sports Fury, this will cost a mint to restore, but it may have a lot more sentimental ties than I could imagine.
Thanks for stopping by the log. I know you have better things to do.
The travel days are always FUN and exciting.
Not sure what they are, but I guess Sunbeam top and Nice for the Black Beauty.