Mission: AT North from Fox Gap to Kirkridge trail shelter and Overlook
Team: Me and Riley the Zombie Response Dog
Equip: EDC and 10lb ruck for Riley.
After action report: Another unseasonably warm day , another rocky trail. The following excerpted from a trail guide of the area...", Rocksylvania saves some of the toughest hiking for last. This 8.1 mile toe stubber proves it, with many closely, if erratically, spaced rocks that make it more of a job than an adventure. The unfunny joke among the hiking set is that the trail maintainers use files to sharpen the quartzite shards each spring. One through-hiker from Michigan, encountered during a rest stop on the way up the ascent from Fox Gap during the summer of 1997, commented that he wasn’t too keen on the trail through Pennsylvania because of all the rocks, but couldn’t offer a good opinion on the rest of the state because he never was able to look up long enough to see it
" found some ticks on us today so patrollers BEWARE.
Some interesting trail sign which, according to majorhavoc could be construed as the undead and should be taken seriously.
All in all a great patrol, with some fantastic views. Photo recon attached.
Here is a obviously new Zombie Patrollers truck, AT parking area, clearly this guy is unclear on the concept.
Contrast that guy with my actual Zombie Response Vehicle seen here parked next to this newbie.
I still think these things look like Umbrella Corporation markers.
Well its either walkers or raccoon since I found no bear scat, thanks to majorhavoc a close eye will be kept on it, Riley did not alert which is a good thing.
The famous "dirt section" of the Pennsylvania AT (note: this is the entire section pictured)
Large dead tree makes for great photo stand.
Nelson Overlook looking east to Minsi Lake. Small memorial cross in foreground. To whom it may concern: spread my ashes here.