Day 7: June 26, 2015 Last day!
Snuggled in my sleeping bag in Stempa’s garage I said out loud, “I just had a sadistic thought.” Of course, Google and CanDo insisted I share. “Well, if it is going to rain on Saturday, then why don’t we just hike through to Delaware Water Gap tomorrow? It’s only 16 miles.” Google had been thinking the same thing and soon CanDo was in agreement.
So off we went to Wind Gap, again slack packing…Delaware Water Gap or Bust!
Of course, there was a climb coming out of Wind Gap and it seemed to go on for a long time! As usual, once on top it was the usual rocky and we were able to move pretty quickly along the ridge.
Our first landmark was Wolf Rocks about seven miles north of Wind Gap. So glad we did not take the bypass as the weather was great, the sky was blue and the Rhododendron was in bloom. Just gorgeous!
Google wondered if we would have thought these rocks were as easy if we would have had to climb over them on day one or two. Regardless, they were flat and didn’t tip over! Beautiful walking across them!
Coming down off the rocks was slow-ish…but still not too daunting. So off to Kirkridge we went!
Woohoo! Props to us, we made Kirkridge by 12:30 pm!
This was a personal challenge day for me and I felt good about progress so far and that my body actually felt good. My face showed my determination to finish this off.
Why I wanted to get done, I am not sure. Maybe because seeing that little Bongo on the trail the day before made me miss my own Sidekick Pauli and the rest of the pack. Whatever, I was on my way and not going to be denied Delaware Water Gap today. 🙂
A few more rocks, a fire road walk that seemed to go on forever, then the descent into the Gap was all that was left.
It was a great week of challenges met!!
I wish I could say I was finished with the AT in PA, but I need about ten measly, little miles between Swatara Gap and 501. No problem…I will be back PA when my ankles are again their normal size! 🙂
Enjoy the Flipogram and Hike on!!!!
Lady, you rock! Pun intended 😎
Why, thank you sir! 🙂
Someday I will tell you how I learned to average 3.5 mph through the worst of the PA rocks. Have some pie while you are in DWG. THE PIE PLACE IS TO DIE FOR!!!!
3.5? Wow! That is impressive. Were you chasing that pie? 🙂
Awesome awesome!! Did you stop at the lookout before descending into DWG? Love that view. Great miles today and those 10 will be easy to cover. It’s a bit rocky but you will do just fine. Great hearing your account of that section. ❤️
Well, it started raining on us as we came down through the rhododendron grove. CanDo saw a rainbow spanning the gap! Unfortunately I missed that…but the whole hike was beautiful! 🙂
Another memory maker. Well done. 👏🏻
You seem to know your way around a camera. Good Shots! Is it a cell camera?
Thank you very much! Most were taken with a decent small camera, Sony DSC-WX350 (good zoom, able to carry easily). A few were taken with my Galaxy S6 cell phone.