This was another short hike to clean up some of my Appalachian Trail miles in Maryland. It was a great weekend and parking was tight at the I70/US40 parking lot. Iím glad we got there early, before 0830. The lot was already packed!! Our plan for the day was to hike from I70 past Pine Knob Shelter, Annapolis Rocks, Black Rock, and stay overnight at POGO Memorial Campsite. The trail was relatively easy for the 1st 0.8 miles, after which it ascended
I'm supposed to be hiking around 25 miles today, but decided to just relax instead. Yesterday I took the Low Gap trail from Cosby and did a clockwise loop including Mt. Sterling, taking the Big Creek, Baxter Creek, Swallow Fork, and Low Gap trails. It's a bit under 28 miles, but if you take the short side trail near the top of Mt. Sterling to get water, it pushes it to a little over 28.
The distance and elevation were just fine, and I shaved over an hour from the first time I did the
June 8 7a-7p - passed the 25% mark today. Got to groseclose Sunoco and took a break to charge my phone. Found out THS class of 79 wanted to follow me so I spent some time to post facebook stuff. Iran into a guy with hot pink hair, cant remember what he said his name was - I just called him "pinkie" LOL. Couple long hills and some pasture walks. At one point the cows were all laying in the shade in front of the stile I had to cross. I just talked to them as I walked up and the few closes
Originally Posted by GoldenBear
EXTREME disclaimer -- there is very little advantage to going to the Totts Gap trailhead. The one at Fox Gap is right on the trail and the road is far easier driving. The only advantage I can note is a trailhead on a quieter road.
Anyway, if you're starting from I-80 get off on the exit for Hiway 611. Yes, I know there's two of these, but either one will get you there.
1) If Exit 307 (at Stroudsburg), follow the signs to Hiway 191, then head south on that road. Watch for Cherry
Appalachian Trail Maine to Georgia winter thru-hike
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