Saturday, April 27, 2013

Daddy Daughter Hike

Guest blogger: Clay
On the last Saturday of April, Clay & Emma went hiking about 6.4 miles on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania with their friends Jeremy & Georgia Rosenlund. It was a beautiful, sunny, cool spring day, perfect for a hike, and the trail was great with a long flat section followed by a well-maintained downhill switchback section down to the Susquehanna river.
 The leaves were still just coming out on the trees up in PA, so there was not a lot of shade and the views were breathtaking on both sides of the ridge they were hiking on.
 Emma & Georgia enjoying a water break. This was Georgia's first hike on the AT, and she said she would go again.
There were Mayapple plants growing ALL over the forest floor. Clay remembers hiking with his dad in Missouri as a boy at a church campsite called Bergfried. The May apples were everywhere on the ground, brushing against his legs, and it was very nostalgic for him to see them again.
The views of the Susquehanna River Valley from the ridge line were spectacular!
 Clay told Jeremy that if they had another kid they could name him/her Maine, then they'd have both ends of the A.T. covered. :)

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