I hiked about 22 miles today from Deleware Water Gap. I am at a camp site in the woods today.
This morning I hiked along an interstate highway and over the Delaware River. It was a little foggy at first. Some roads were flooded from heavy rain overnight. Not a drop of rain while hiking though. The traffic on the interstate bridge, its noise and its speed made me unsettled and most pleased when I got away from it. I left Pennsylvania and entered New Jersey in the morning. For me, it was a big milestone. PA is known for its rocks, aggressive snakes and lack of views generally. I enjoyed PA, but I was there long enough. I also passed the 1,300 mile mark early this morning.
The trail was still fairly rocky in New Jersey, but the rumor is the trail gets real good again in a few more miles.
Today, a lot of the hiking was on rocky ridgeline that had pretty good views. I like Jersey so far.
I stopped off at the AMC lodge for a fresh made sandwich at lunch time. It was just off the trail and worth it.
I kept on hiking after that.
Saw a fair amount of wildlife today.
At the end of the day, just after finishing dinner a thru hiker named Rocket Chip Cookie shows up. He has a fresh full peach pie with him and he shares it. YUM. What a way to end the day.