220Woody and I did a weekend hike on the Appalachian Trail this past weekend. My wife dropped us off at our starting point Friday afternoon and we left Woodys vehicle at the end point.
Start: Bake Oven Knob, Friday afternoon 1:35pm
About a half hour into our hike (about 1.5 miles) we came to "Bear Rocks".
We climbed part way up before dropped packs.
Then climbed to the top, nice 360-degree veiws.
Did a little exploring and found some small caves.
View looking in...
View looking out...
We climbed down and got back on the trail.
After about 3/4 of a mile we came to "The Knife Edge" (also know as "the cliffs"), it has a nice view to the south.
We crossed the knife edge and continued on another 2 or 2.5 miles to a small campsite (4:30pm) and set up camp for the night. It was cold and windy so we set up a tarp and poncho as a wind block. It was in the low 30's that night but we stayed pretty warm. Here are a couple pic's of Friday nights camp.
Got up Saturday morning made breakfast and broke camp. I think we hit the trail around 9:30am.
Crossed the Blue Mountain Summit (Rt309) and talked to a few hunters. Passed by this rock pile, not sure if this has any meaning but pretty neat.
Around 1pm we stopped at the Allentown Shelter for lunch.
Then continued on some very rocky portions of the trail. We saw some big rock piles.
Passed through "Dan's Pulpit".
Stopped to make camp around 5pm (hiked about 9.5 miles).
Was a little chilly but not as bad as the night before.
My view of the fire ring from my bed.
Had a short 2.5 mile hike out to our finish point, Hawk Mt. Road Sunday morning. Hit the trail around 9:30am and was out at the vehicle by 11am.
Saw a pretty nice buck dead along the trail Sunday morning not far from Hawk Mt. Road, nice 7 point.
It was a fun trip and we are planning on doing another section next month. We're thinking the Delaware Water Gap area.
Thanks for looking.