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4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms
Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...
... at the edge of the foothills of South Mountain--the ridge between the Chambersburg and Gettysburg valleys, and is an important apple and peach growing area.
The town also has a more rustic, frontier feel to it. No grand, Victorian style houses that I saw in towns farther east.
There's also a mention of the "White Squaw" back in colonial times, when this was a frontier area going into Indian ...
... can meet and and interact... but not America. Sure we have Main Streets where supposedly people can meet while walking down the sidewalk, but rarely a peaceful public place to sit down right in the middle of town. I miss that.
Nobody joins me for my parkbench concert in the circle, so I head into a cafe on the circle. I like the coffeehouse scene here in the US... you see ...
... and this one is east of that Berlin.
Here I continue to notice darker colors in the houses (dark greens and reds) giving it a sort of Bavarian feel. I also see a different sort of "half timber" house: in between each log is a layer of sealed stone... looks nice.
And with that I head on back south to continue my loop of Adams ...
... to get their furniture and wares to market... Isn't that kind of cheating?
I'll get into that more later--in fact, I have an "Amish Region Superhike" in planning stages right now!
Further up ahead is a country store--and this one I find quite inspiring. Browsing through the goods, I check the labels and find--most of it was made by small businesses right here in this region! Canned pears from East Berlin... sausage from ...