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The long day of driving included several encounters with slowed traffic and construction. We finally arrived in Gettysburg. We decided to drive through town to see what eating establishments were still open - trying to avoid the quick burger & fries menu. We ended up in the park and decided to go see the Eternal Flame. We'll be visiting the site again tomorrow, but wanted to get some pictures of the flame in the twilight / dusk. ...
... benches and gravel surrounding it, clotheslines with clothes pins and a pavilion over the picnic table, and another I passed was almost like a little cottage with hanging flower pots and little duck decorations. That all wouldn't last, though, but at the time, Pennsylvania hadn't shown it's dark side yet.
Shortly after getting into Pennsylvania, hikers hit a major milestone: the halfway point of the entire trail. I hadn't thought it would be a big ...
... settled in for the night. A few rangers passed by and didn't bug us so we were good for a free nights sleep in the dark and quiet forest.
We woke up and drove through the park to the campgrounds
where we took advantage of the bathrooms and filled up our water tank. The park
is pretty big so it took us about 30minutes to drive to some of the hiking
trails. We did 2 quick but ...
4 hrs, 10.7 kms
Day totals: 12 hrs, 27.7 km
The first thing that greets me in Shippensburg is a parade of Amish buggies coming in and out of town to do their shopping. This is definitely a culture I want to know more about.
Right now I just have a couple of hours, so I'm going to paste two "half-day" hikes to ...
... to warmth. So when the sun is out we tell ourselves "oh, it ain't that bad", and thinking it's warm actually makes us feel warm. Likewise, if it's overcast, we think cold thoughts, and it makes us feel colder. I'm going to try to discipline myself and think warm thoughts all day... hey, there's a guy who can swim for long periods in arctic waters and he says it's all just mind power!
I certainly don't have that much mind power!
The Grotto ...