I’ve had very few short spells of being bored to this point. I’m thinking I’ve been more fortunate in that department than many, especially SOBOs. They all seem to have the same sentiment, that being a lack of stories. PA and NJ alleviated that fortunate pattern for me…
So there was this one time I sat on the trail and played with a lizard for 20 minutes, carefully trying to get this pose. I really wanted my orange buddy to chill out on this orange mushroom, eventually he capitulated.
The views just aren’t as grand, but they’re still nice to see.
High Point State Park offers a free soda to all thru-hikers. Hadn’t had one in a long time. Small unexpected things can really give you a little moral boost.
Anyone know what the hell this things is?
This is the highest point in New Jersey.
The climb is minimal.
About a dozen miles before the New York border, the terrain gives way to smooth sailing again, as far as the annoying rocks go.
In fact you begin to drop in elevation to many wetlands, low land marshes and bogs. They seems to be ground zero for all the mosquitoes within 50 miles.