7/19/2014 18.4 Miles
Woke up and met a guy who had stayed with the ridgerunner in the shelter. We got to the High Point state park headquarters and got free sodas ans the guy we met are the shelter took us into town and got some food. Then headed back and we went to a beach area and hung out but it was to chilly to jump in. Kept on hiking to the Murray Property a "secret shelter" on property owned by a previous thru hiker. there was a cabin with Heat/AC and a fan as well as water and outlets to charge stuff. There we ran into Kevin and his son Torch as well as Big bear who we hadn't seen since NC. Also met City a guy who was finishing up his 4th thru hike.
7/20/2014 19 Miles
We got up around 8:00 and got to hiking passed through the only wildlife refuge the trail touches. Then over a mountain and across a .6 mile boardwalk over swamp. We got to a major Gap that had a farmers market and a deli but sadly we missed lunch hours at the deli so we just grabbed fruit. Then headed up a steep but short incline to the next road for Warwick, NY. Walked the road into town most of the way and got a short ride. Reaupplied at a local grocery and then headed to the drive in. the lady who owns the place was super nice and only charged us $5 to setup our tent on the hill over all 3 screens I watched most of planet of the apes and X men while Poho watched Malificent.
7/21/2014 9.5 Miles
Walked all the way out of town with no luck on a ride. Was super hot as we got up onto a bunch of boulders and rocks. Pushed hard with not lots of water and got to a gap then walked into Greenwood lake, NJ. Saw some friends and went to the motel they were staying at. There weren't any rooms so we walked back up the other road to town and found the linden motel. Which was pretty awesome with a room on the lake that had a couch and kitchenette. Slacked for the rest of the day then made dinner and passed out watching TV.
7/22/2014 0 Miles
Woke up feeling really sore and stiff so we decided to zero since it was such a nice place anyway. Enjoyed a day of eating, drinking Gatorade, and sleeping.
7/23/2014 10.1 Miles
Walked out of town and onto the trail. Got to a nice waterfall and met a guy we hadn't seen since Virginia. Walked and were really hot and tired. Got really down but then ran into a guy doing trail magic at a road crossing and got Vanilla Dr. Pepper, Gatorade and Brownies. Kept hiking for a mile or so then found a camp site early because we were tired and it looked like rain. While we were sitting around the same guy from earlier ran by us with a bag of mchdonalds and gave us burgers and apple pies then kept going. Laying in the tent being hot.
7/24/2014 11.5 Miles
Woke up and did miles over some tough but really cool terrain squeezed through the Lemon Squeezer and up a small frock climb. We got to a road crossing that led to a recreation area by a lake. We got a soda and got free showers then walked back up to he trail in the process we bumped into Tomahawk and Eskimo. We hiked on around 5 miles to the next shelter. Hung out and waited as the group slowly reunited unintentionally at the shelter for the night.
7/25/2014 10.1 Miles
Woke up and hiked out with Docter and Nobody. Passed over a few peaks with views of NYC and the Hudson. Dashed across a 4 lane highway and up Bear Mountain. Got a soda at the vending machine and the down the mountain then through a zoo/museum that was part of the Trail. Took a historical side trail through Fort Montgomery into the town named for it. Stopped in a pizza place for lunch then walked to the Holiday Inn Express for the night! Long needed laundry done! Nero