Woke up on our own terms since we had the shelter to ourselves. Packed up and left by 9 and headed the last mile into town. We went to the post office so we could pick up my package. Bathingsuit fits awesome and I didn't need to spend any money in town on food. We went to the cafe and some older people asked us the usual questions. With our answers they were really impressed and gave me a 20 to pay for our food. Palmerton was a happy town. There were children drawing on the side walks and walking around with daycare leaders. Everyone said hello to us as we passed. We went to the laundry mat and washed our clothes before headed up zinc death mtn. It was an area that was ruined by the zinc refinery and is now just dead trees and rocks. It was really exposed and steep but really fun at the same time. I had to acutally put my poles away and pull myself up onto some of the rocks. Poles at this point had become a danger to me falling off the sideways rocks. We got through the toughest part and were just walking over smaller rocks and there were berry bushes everywhere! Dead trees, rocks and big bushes of berries. I was shoveling handfuls of black raspberries in my mouth as I was walking. After four or five handfulls I remembered that someone told me back in georgia not to eat the berries on this particular hill. But the berries were awesome and tasted fine. I still ate all of them I could find off the bushes. When we got to the north end of the up I noticed that the smaller bushes were blueberries! I picked one and tested it and sure enough it was. I caught up with Turbo and he was bent over eating blueberries before I could say anything. We hiked on until we got to the road where the garage was we were staying at and the only water for a little while. We met bayroo at the road and get walked with us to the garage. When we got there the guy came out super excited to see us and told us we had to meet his dobermans. He let the dogs come down this super long staircase and he stood at the top of the stairs and kept repeating 'easy, easy' as the dogs came running at us sniffing us and growling while they checked us out. The dogs were so large and muscle-y they could have taken us down before the guy could have made it down the steps to stop them. My heart has never beat so hard in my life. The dogs decided Turbo and I were okay and one continued to bark at Bayroo. The guy said he wanted to take us to a super cheap good restraunt so we jumped in the car and headed to the restraunt. It was delicious and the guy talked and talked about himself and learned nothing about us. Very strange but we figured he was just lonely. When we got back he let us use his shower before we set up for bed. He talked and talked and kept us up until around 11:45 I couldn't stay awake any longer.
Woke up super late because we all got such good sleep. We buzzed the guy to drive us back to the trail at 11:20. The dogs by this point were friendly and gave me kisses. They became big babies once they let me pet them. We jumped back on trail and it was as rocky as ever. It was just all small ankle rollers for 8 miles. We got to town and did a little research on how to get to Manhattan. We decided to stay here and do 16 miles tomorrow. Headed to NYC on Monday. Nbd. Hanging out around a fire out back the Beerstein where were camping.