Appalachian Trail Day 80
Day 80, 05-18-01
Pine Knob – Quarry Gap Shelter
15.8 miles, AT – 1065 1,455 feet
7:50 AM 6:30 PM 60-70°
I woke up late today, 6:30!! Then I didn’t get on the trail until 10 of 8. I took my time for most of the morning. Around 11 AM I saw two deer (54), then Tangent showed up on a tear. She was moving so she could get into South Mountain post office. I went with her and we hit a convenience store. In back they had a cool little sit down area and stools in the front. It was all done in a 50’s style. They had all these old signs. Really cool place. I had a burger, fries, milkshake, and a Coke. I had a bit of trouble with the last quarter of the Coke.
We got a ride back to the trail, where I called Jimmy. The PA Dutchmen he hiked with last year were going to have a party around June 10th, so I wanted their number. I didn’t get the number, but I did secure a place with him on a team for an adventure race in September.
At Caledonia State Park, we ran into Squiggy who was taking a day off. He was waiting for his ride. I was falling asleep at the picnic table. I made good time to the shelter. Im really tired so I cooked fast and now its time to read and sleep.
Scatman 2011- Let’s see, I recall the diner and the PA Dutchman but nothing else. Sorry Squiggy. I do recall calling my friend Jimmy. Maybe that is about the time I saw Squiggy. I think I was in a field near a road. It’s amazing the things I do and don’t recall from the trip. The human mind is as amazing as it is perplexing.
Get out there!