Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Boiling Springs, PA Complete!

To complete the trifecta of our trip out East, Loonie, her sister Kristy and I did a slow stroll from Boiling Springs, PA back to Pine Grove Furnace State Park.  The main objectives of the trip, completing Shenandoah National Park and filling in the gap up to Bears Den Hostel in VA, were accomplished.  This … Continue reading Pine Grove Furnace State Park to Boiling Springs, PA Complete!

Thornton Gap to Bears Den Hostel Complete!

It would be a major understatement to say that the 61 mile hike from Thornton Gap to Bears Den Hostel went better than the 80 miles Deep Woods and I did just last month...physically anyway.  With the exception of the 9-1/2 mile ride I had remaining on the Roller Coaster on the last day, the … Continue reading Thornton Gap to Bears Den Hostel Complete!

Finally Back on the AT: Pen Mar Rd to Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Part 1

It should come as no surprise that not much has gone according to plan this season.  The whole world seems to be upside down right now and it's anyone's guess as to when we might see a bit of normalcy.  Thankfully, everyone in our extended family has been spared of both the virus and financial … Continue reading Finally Back on the AT: Pen Mar Rd to Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Part 1