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Travel Blogs from Chambersburg
... the kids were able to do basic turns on the nursery slope, and then we were off. The basic slopes were soon"too slow" and we went to try bigger and better. Quote of the day from Jake "I don't want to turn going down the mountain, it slows me ...
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 ...
7 hrs, 17 kms
Day totals: 13 hrs, 27 kms
Notice: the dates have been changed to keep my hike segments in geographic order
After New Oxford, I follow famous Route 30 for a little ways, but I'm quite glad to get away from it--too much traffic. Instead I take "Ox Bon" road which meanders through the countryside, towards my next town, Bonneauville. A ...
... Texas and his girlfriend in Boston--but they seem well settled in here in Small Town Pennsylvania
"Lot's of history here--many of the houses are over 200 years old. Some of them have secret rooms inside where they would hide escaped slaves during the Underground Railroad period..."
He goes on to tell me more about secrecy in this region "A lot of Freemasons around here... ...