START: Pine Grove Furnace State Park 4 am
FINISH: North side Susquehanna River 9:15 pm
47 miles 17:15 2.7 mph
1,156.9 total miles 46.3 miles per day average
Overcast morning not as hot afternoon/evening
Again, not wanting to reinjure her left shin, Mercury walked most of the day but at a slightly increased pace.
She was able to manage today’s mileage without doing any trail hiking after sunset – a hopeful note.
It was wonderful to cross the Susquehanna River at day’s end, The ‘effort’ halfway point.
Jupiter hopes that Mercury’s second half is slightly better (mileage/pace-wise) than the first half. A sub 50-day AT traverse is quite an achievement achieved by just a few.
And now onward to the 200 mile of rocks in PA and NJ!