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Trip Start Mar 10, 2010
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caldonia state park

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

6/6/10
zero hero stayed at harpers ferry.  Town's inn in the historic 
district of the town.  Amy came to visit for lunch.  Then Jon 
horrigan was delivered by train.  I shook down his pack.  We got rid 
of the beach sized bottle of sunblock.  Went out for dinner then went 
to bed early.

6/7/10
 rocky run shelter.  15 mile day.  Day started off with me going 
to the post office and getting my new boots in the mail. How they make 
my feet feel better.  Hiked out of harpers ferry before noon with 
Nobody and horrigan in tow.  Had some cool views of the Potomac river 
when we were leaving.  Got to the shelter and ha a fire and hung out 
with black and tan (from Boston college) and blue steel from Philly.   
Stayed in a new shelter that had a deck and chairs. Not too bad.

6/8
19 miles ensign cowell shelter.  Saw a deer this morning. Hiking 
is real easy expect for the rocks. Hiked though a couple of civil war 
battle fields.  Pretty cool.  Got to see the original George 
Washington monument.  A big stone building.  Looks like a stone milk 
bottle.  Stopped by some cliffs and watched over a dozen hawks flying 
around while we had our beak.  Then while walking over more rocks we 
ram into a timber rattlesnake.  He slowly moved himself off the 
trail.  So horrigan's second day went well.  Think he's a lot more 
sore today.  Tomorrow we can do a 15,17,21 mile day.  We'll see how 
good he feels in the am

6/9
 21miles.  Mason Dixon line crossed.  Finally in the north. Camping 
in my tent at tumble run  shelter. slept well.last night.  Could hear 
cars going by all night.  Felt like home. Hiked though a field this 
moning in a light cool rain.  Crossed a lot of busy roads. Really flat 
terrain.  Knees a little sore but feeling good. Crossed into PA.  3 rd 
longest state behind. Virgina and Maine.

6/10
9 miles. Caledonia state park camping trip.  The rain stopped 
right before morning. All our stuff was wet from a long raining day 
yesterday.  We got to a road walked to a pizza shop for lunch.  $31 
for lunch.  I'm back to northern prices.  After lunch. Me and 
horrigan. (nobody is a day behind). Walked to a small store to 
resupply and bring food for a cook out. Jon's knee felt sore so we 
stopped at the state park and put our tents up on a gravel/rocky 
site.  Food was great. Sausage onions mushrooms and cheese. Yummy 
yummy. Long haul showed up. he started 4 days behind me and I'm just 
meeting him now.  We gave him some food.  Figured I could do a little 
trail magic for a tired hiker!  Plus now we have no left overs to 
carry tomorrow! : )

6/11 zero day at the state park.  Jon's knee is still hurting him.   
It's no better. So we hung around the campsite all day.  Later in the 
day Nobody called me he was with Zen and Devo and two of their 
friends. They ended up getting a campsite next to ours.  We took one 
of Zens friends cars to the store. We had a nice dinner. With all the 
food we got from the store.  Then we made snores later!  It was nice 
everybody showed up.

6/12
zero again.  Jon's knee was still bothering him so we were unable 
to hike today.  All our friends from last night all went they're 
separate ways.  We went to a motel. Just sat around all day and 
watched TV.

6/13
zeroed again.  This is my longest break yet.  Jon's knee was still 
hurting so we had to figure out how to get him home.  After some time 
we found the closest bus station and a shuttle to get him there.  I'm 
feel bad that he hurt himself and had to go home early.  It was so 
much fun to have company on the trail. So we stayed at the motel 
another night and got to watch the Celtics beat LA!!
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