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  1. Wind Gap to Lehigh Gap - Leroy Smith Shelter and Spring - Appalachian Trail Pennsylva


    This hike continues South from Wind Gap to Lehigh Gap along the Appalachian Trail in PA. This is approximately 22 miles long with some campsites at the Delph Spring blue blaze trail intersection 10.7 miles in the middle. Leroy Smith shelter was nice, although on the small side. We ate lunch there and continued our hike South. The trail to Stempa Spring was labeled as being long and steep, so we passed it by to stay on schedule. Delph Spring is labeled ...
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  2. Section Hike: Deer Lick Shelter - Antietam Shelter - Appalachian Trail Pennsylvania


    This was a nice 15 mile in and out to complete this small section of trail between Pen Mar and Tumbling Run Shelter. I parked on the small, but very nice, parking on PA 16 just a couple miles North of Pen Mar and started North on the AT from there. There is a nice stream, picnic bench, and a nature trail located at that parking area. Goal for the day was to hike North up to Tumbling Run Shelter and stay overnight at one of the other shelters on the ...
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  3. Three Ridges Wilderness AT Maupin Field Shelter Harpers Creek Shelter


    This is an outstanding 14.5 mile loop hike that takes you from the parking at Reeds Gap South along the Appalachian Trail through the Three Ridges Wilderness and then back via the blue blazed Mau-Har Trail along Campbell Creek. The return via the Mau-Har Trail is very difficult at the top (North) end as you work your way back to the Maupin Field Shelter. Both the Maupin Field Shelter and the Harpers Creek Shelter have outstanding water and tent sites. ...
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  4. 2018 will NOT be a complete wash-out!

    In late June of this year, as the knee on which I had surgery done six years began to hurt in the exact way it hurt prior to that surgery, I feared that another round of surgery would all but ruin my chances for major miles this year. As my last hike -- one that was, by design, ridiculously short -- resulted in LESS pain in my knee, I decided to do some real (for me at least) hiking.

    Living in the Philly area means it takes over a day of driving to get to places I've haven't hiked ...

    Updated 08-11-2018 at 22:41 by GoldenBear

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  5. Glad it was NOT deja vu all over again!

    Six years ago I had a bit of an interruption to my hiking
    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/ent...he-best-timing
    that, blessedly, did not end my dreams.
    https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/ent...-a-description
    Indeed, since that operation, I've done over 1000 miles on The Trail.

    It was thus with an EXTREME sense of "Oh no, not AGAIN!" that I felt a similar kind pain in that same knee last ...
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