Yesterday, I hiked into Port Clinton where I got another hotel room. Hiking from hotel to hotel on the trail is known as platinum blazing. It’s amazing. It wasn’t an awesome day of hiking so I didn’t want to camp. A bed, shower, fish and chips and a DP at the hotel restaurant did me right, and I woke up in a good mood.
Today, I hiked 22.6 miles. My biggest day yet! I felt great for most of it, but I really had to work to finish the last 7 miles. The rocks started kicking my butt yesterday and today. I fell a couple times, but no real harm done–just a couple of scraped chins and a sore hand.
I’m still hanging with a couple of guys I met on my first day back in the trail. Jester, whom I mentioned in previous blogs, and Lucky Strike, because he has no filter, and I keep running into each other. It was a good group of folks at camp tonight, and someone even made a fire!
I met TnT, another German hiker today. Jester filmed him making dinner for his documentary because of his strange eating habits. For breakfast AND dinner every day, he makes a meal of six fudge poptarts, oatmeal, water, and crunchy peanut butter. Just mashes it all together and eats it for two meals everyday!!
I’ll hike into a town called Palmerton tomorrow. They have a free place for hikers to stay that has showers, so I’m sure there will be quite a few people there. It may or may not be in the basement of the jail. We shall see.
I couldn’t get any pics to upload. I’ll post more pics when I have better service!