Fall Colors Are Starting
Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:22 pm
Location: Pine Grove Furnace State Park / Ironmasters Mansion (349.7 miles)

With only 15.4 miles from the shelter to the Ironmasters Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, I didn’t need to get started especially early. But with a shower and laundry waiting for me there, that was the enticement I needed to get moving at least somewhat early; why wait when there’s comfort waiting?

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Conodoguinet Creek
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:08 pm
Location: Alec Kennedy Shelter (334.3 miles)

Today begins my trek on the Appalachian Trail back to Harpers Ferry, to close the loop of the Tuscarora and AT.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Location: Scott Farm AT Work Center / Red Cardinal B&B (320.1 miles)

My final day on the Tuscarora Trail could hardly have gone better.

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Cumberland Valley
Monday, September 21, 2020 9:01 pm
Location: Charlie Irvin Shelter (303.3 miles)

Today is the penultimate day of my Tuscarora Trail thru-hike, to the northernmost shelter on the Tuscarora, the Charlie Irvin Shelter.

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Ferny Road
Sunday, September 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Location: Wagon Wheel Shelter (292.5 miles)

It was pretty cold when I got up, but somehow, my tent remained completely dry, except for a bit of condensation on ground tarp. Being next to a creek, and it still being humid, I’d expected to put away a wet tent today, so this was a pleasant surprise to start the day with. I was happy to take it, though, because given the cold last night, I didn’t sleep that well.

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