I hiked about 7 miles yesterday. Since I was doing an out-and-back, I only covered 3.5 miles of the great and mighty Tuscarora Trail.
After entirely too much climbing, I arrived at the top of the mountain and discovered a trail shelter that was not mentioned in the guidebook.
According to the sign, this is the “The Wagon Wheel Shelter.”
I crawled inside and read a bit of the log book. I almost dozed off before I realized that I had no flashlight and no sleeping bag, so it would have really sucked to have woken up, freezing in the dark.
I think I am going to do an overnighter soon. Camping in the cold is nice. There are no snakes or bugs, and the bears are hibernating.
I got out for a bit of a hike yesterday. I logged the west end of the Darlington Trail as well as the east end of the Tuscarora Trail.
I walked a bit of the AT just so I could make a nice junction on the maps.
By the way, I started a Wikipedia Article for the Darlington Trail. If you know anything about the trail, please add to the article before it gets deleted for lack of “notability”.
Brandi and I went on a (very short) hike yesterday, and I was able to log about a mile of the Darlington Trail for the map. GPS reception was very bad on the north side of the mountain, but approximate data is better than no data at all.
The Darlington trail is only about 8 miles long. Maybe I’ll have a chance to log the rest of it next weekend.
By the way, some of you may remember my hysterics when a developer wanted to build a housing development across the White Rocks Trail. Well, it looks like the Monroe township supervisors shot it down (on June 14th. I’m a little behind the times).
From what I understand, they are going to try to strengthen their zoning laws to keep this kind of thing from happening again. Kick ass!