We are at mile 980.6 and I can confirm 2 things about PA. There are rocks and snakes (poisonous ones).
But today was a very good day. We hiked through Port Clinton, PA, to pick up our maildrop and once again, we were surprised by 7 packages and several cards from friends, family & blog readers who we’ve never met! The love & support just lifts our spirits to a whole new level. Oh, and Deal came up with a new name for this … Mail Magic!
Besides the mail magic, we also got trail magic. Fire Marshall’s dad (Fire Chief) was visiting him in Port Clinton and treated us to lunch and a shower! He tried to convince us to stay the night with the treat of a hotel room, but we resisted and hiked on.
Tomorrow, my old college roomie, Rachel/Charlotte, & her hubby, Chris/PA Dutch, are meeting us at the next road crossing.
I guess PA isn’t that bad after all … 144.5 miles left!
The next opportunity for mail magic (no pressure) is coming up quickly … If you are interested, here is the info:
Patrice and/or Justin La Vigne
C/O AT Conservancy
PO Box 807
799 Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Please hold for thru hiker ETA August 28.
Location:Appalachian Trail,Auburn,United States