Day 15

Eckville Shelter, PA Travel Blog

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We slept at the Pavilion in Port Clinton and work up with mouse poop 6 inches from my face.  Great way to start the day.  We rose and walked the half mile to 3C's Diner.  Breakfast = delicious.  Then we walked the half mile back.  Then a half mile to the Post Office.  Then back to the Pavillion where our packs were, to unpack and write a letter to teh class.  Then back to the Post Office, then to the Pavillion, then to the trail (next to the post office).  Then we hiked 15 miles to the Eckville Shelter.  Cool stuff today.  The Pinnacle and the Pulpit, two of the  most popular (and close) attractions on the trail - on Saturday of memorial day weekend.  Crowded and hot.  But the view from the Pinnacle was incredible.  But I was cranky, because we were low on water and getting real dry.  So we hit up a creek, cameled up, and high tailed it to the Eckville Shelter.  Really Great - lights, runnin gwater, flush toilet, shower.  Everything a weary hiker needs.  We met "Oriental Legs" a 69 year old geography teacher from Japan who is writing a book on hiking the A.T.  We had a few cocktails and No Cheese (a.k.a. James) started taunting him, taking full advantage of the language barrier.  He told him to punch a rattlesnake in the neck because its big.  And then he asked if he liked Koreans, knowing full well he didn't.  We passed out around 10 and had a great night of sleep.
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Eckville Shelter, PA