Day 95: Pennsylvania Rocks

Publish date: Jul 26, 2019

The Pennsylvania section of the trail is known for only bad things: rattlesnakes, ticks, and rocks. These rocks, man. They’re killing me. People say that this is where boots come to die. But what I hate most, it isn’t the way the rocks tear at my soles, or the way they bruise my feet. It’s the mental stamina required to solve the constant puzzle of where to place my next foot. You can’t walk this section and look at the trees at the same time. You can barely get a sip of water in. Coupled with the task of listening for rattlesnakes, you have to be totally vigilant.

So, yeah, I’m ready for New England.