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Week 11: Days 75-77; Rocksylvania to Bear Country

Day 75

I left the shelter last this morning, causing me to walk alone for the duration. The good news is we have a civilized place to stay at the end of our day! The rain let up as I set off down the trail, which made things more comfortable but left the rocks slippery and mosquitoes hungry. It’s a quick downhill descent into Palmerton, PA. The climb out of town, however, is not so quick. This climb marks the beginning of the Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund Site on Blue Mountain. The climb is a steep rocky scramble and is listed as #6 on the top 10 hardest parts of the AT. Below is the view looking northbound on the trail, and yes it’s straight up.

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Week 11: Days 72-74; Rocksylvania to Bear Country

Day 72

I slept well for it being a night in the bunkhouse. Craig & Jody served breakfast on the front porch at 7 a.m. It was a spread of French toast casserole, fruit, and sausage and egg bagel sandwiches. Shortly following breakfast, we packed up and got our ride back to the trail. I found my spork sitting on a rock right where I’d left it! I’m thankful to have it back.

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