THE ADVENTURES OF PLATY AND THE GANG
We arrived in Darlington, Pennsylvania on 6/17.
trail crosses the Ohio border and goes into the woods at State Game Lands 285.
It must not get used much because it was overgrown.
That's the trail to the left of the sign.
She actually hiked this section backwards (towards Ohio). You can see the high grass in this picture.
The next section was biking the road. She again started at the east end. The roads weren't marked well on the map so I drove ahead and waited for her at each intersection. This tree was along the way. We called it the "elf tree". They have hollowed it out for a shelter for the kids waiting for the school bus in the winter.
The next section was better trail. It started on private property going
around this field. I hiked in from a parking area and took this shot.
It was then some more road walk through the town of Wampum.
On Friday we moved to Rose Point Park east of New Castle. That day I developed a urinary infection. Going to the bathroom every 15 minutes led to a sleepless night for both of us. The next morning I asked in the office if there was a clinic open on Saturday. Of course there was none so I ended up at the emergency room. We haven't gotten the bill yet but I guess it will be several hundred dollars to get the $13 antibiotic prescription I needed. Isn't our medical system wonderful? Two days later and the infection is all gone.
In the mean time Judy has grown tired of hiking alone. She has been hiking now for two months, six of them by herself. We were supposed to meet Adele and John at Cook State Park in late July but will instead we will visit them for a few days near Harrisburg next week. We will then go to Grayson Highlands a month early.
Some have asked "how many miles has she hiked on all the trails?" Well here it is:
|Minnesota||736||(40 miles left)|
|Key West Road Walk||175|
|Alabama Road Walks||190|
|Benton MacKaye Trail||65|
|International Appalachian Trail||670|
|Long Trail (balance)||170|
And it all started at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail in 1992.
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