Had a great day even after the 10:30 a.m. start. Crossed the NY/PA border, passed 200 mile mark and did my first 17 mile day. I got my butt kicked hiking with Marathon Man but now I know the pace i need to hit to do 18-20 mile days…it’s fast so definitely looking forward to lightening up my pack in 2 days.
Tonight I’m at the Kirkridge Shelter which is on top of a mountain with a small area where you can enjoy a spectacular view. Unfortunately they are also installing some enormous piece of equipment on top of this mountain. My hammock is about 100 feet away from the work site. In the time it took to type this they turned the crane on and off 3 times. They are currently attaching some large pieces together because we hear the drill quite clearly, almost like we’re right there! Surprised the Foreman hasn’t come over with hard hats yet. Oh, something new, diesel fumes. This is gonna be a great night!