Month: June 2013

Mile 1346.8 – Vernon, New Jersey – Pizza, Bugs, and 911

The mosquitoes have come out in full force. The rocks slowly give way to swamps as you leave Pennsylvania and hike into New Jersey. There doesn’t seem to be enough DEET in the world to combat the bugs. With the 90 degree temperatures our sweat removes any bug spray in about 20 minutes and demands …

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Mile 1253.0 – Palmerton, PA – A Blitzkrieg, Lyme Scare, and more Rocks.

My friend Mark picked me up at the Doyle Hotel and Bar in Duncannon, PA. He gave me a hug, little-realizing it would be cleaner to dive into a dumpster. He didn’t smell my hiker odor immediately but once in the car was forced to roll down the windows. Even when it started to rain …

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