Here's some highlights from this summer.
This past weekend we camped at Blue Rocks and hiked at Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania. This nine-mile death march started at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, where they have trails for old people to watch birds. But they also have a bunch of crazy rocky trails that run over the crest of the mountain. We crossed the ridge on one of these, and met up with the AT on the other side, then down the mountain, then back up the mountain.
The view across the valley:
At Dan's Pulpit on the AT:
Over Labor Day, we went up to an AT section in Harriman State Park. The best part was the giant rock formation, 'Lemon Squeezer'.
Some August weekend we spent up in Connecticut at Macedonia Brook State Park. Camped at the park, but the AT crossed the road on the way in, so we hiked all over the place.
AT in CT:
The cottage in the mountians:
These are from the first weekend we spent up at Blue Rocks in PA.
Glaicial rock field:
Red Eft in the middle of the trail:
Rocky trail between Pinnacle and Pulpit Rocks:
And the rest is summer miscellany: