Day 05 - Duncannon Post
I walked 63558 steps on the trail today.
I traveled about 29.5 miles today.
This view from the north across the Cumberland Valley shows the mountains where I started hiking this morning. From this nice view, I still had 12 miles of mountain trail to reach Duncannon, PA which I did a little after 7pm. Dead tired and out of water, I stumbled into town to find a bit more walking required due to a construction detour. Finally reaching the Doyle hotel here just before John locked the door made my extra efforts on the trail pay off. I'm checking in with a doctor tomorrow for my knee to see what can be done about it. As you can see from the miles of today, I can still hike but it's miserable and it would be dumb to force more injury. I met few people today, just a couple SoBos and some day hikers. The rain probably kept folks off the trail.
Posted: 20:09 08-17-2014 1108
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Aug 17, 2014 - bren
I'm sorry you're knee is hurting. Hopefully the doctor will help. Always wonderful to see those photos you post. Years and years ago I emailed you asking for advice on hiking and you gave me hope - I've been hiking ever since ! Of course we don't have mountains in Alabama but still one day I hope to experience the AT. Best to you Hiking Dude ! You give everyone hope :-)
Aug 20, 2014 - Ancie
Hey Hiking Dude, I'm an "old" lady from Sweden, reading and following your blog. I hope your knee will be better so you can continue hiking (without pain!) Soon, my intention, I'll live a simplier life. And maybe I'll set off for a hiking project in Spain. However, I'll give my adult kids all my old stuff (already get started). From now and on I'll discover more of the world instead /Ancie
Aug 20, 2014 - Terrie
So sorry about that bum knee...hope the doctor has given you some good advice and fixed it right up. The scenery looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Aug 20, 2014 - bren
Hiking Dude, have not seen any posts in a few days and I'm hoping everything is ok. Please update your followers on your knee! We do care !
Aug 21, 2014 - Hiking Dude
@bren and others - Hey, thanks for the concern. See my post of today for the :-( quick finish :-( of my hike. The knee is fine, but I'm doing mental recovering at home today so I can go out on some shorter hikes soon.
Sep 24, 2014 - frenchie
too bad ...could come back with more experience to share... But i think ,giving up a hike because injuries, ect it s wise ...and it should be part of the preparation mind ...just frustating good luck for the next one
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