Journal 138-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

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Wednesday–July 7, 2021
Trail Day–138
Trail Mile–-15.9/1,567.9
Location–The Doyle Hotel, Duncannon, AT Mile 1,149.2

We really enjoyed our stay with you and your father, Lorax–thank you so much!

Lorax has coffee ready at six with breakfast shortly after. Today will be a long day for me, a short one for Three o’Hearts.

Lorax has me back on trail shortly after seven-thirty. He’ll return to Pappy’s place to get Three o’Hearts, then drive her over to Duncannon. From there, she’ll climb up to Hawk Rock for some pictures and video.

I’ve not only the Pennsylvania rocks to deal with today. In addition, there’s more than enough climbing–over 2,000 feet of up.

I had the good sense to get water before the final climb for the day, which kept me on the ridge and in the boulder cob until Hawk Rock. Three o’Hearts makes the climb and meets me there.

In Duncannon, Three o’Hearts has reserved rooms for us at the old Doyle Hotel and we’re in right at five.

Supper is pizza at Sorrento’s down the streets. While there, Redbeard (ECT 2019) stops by. <>.

A long, hard (and hot) grind-it-out day. The Doyle–sure nothing fancy, but iconic in AT thru-hike annals–and the beds are (pretty much) comfortable…

“Visit the Doyle.”
That’s the word passed among hikers as they traverse the Appalachian Trail.
The Doyle Hotel, “on the square” in the small…town of Duncannon,
is one of many places on the trail that is a must-stop for hikers…
(Kermit G. Henning)

5 Comments on “Journal 138-ODYSSEY 2021: Bama to Baxter-Hike On!

  1. I live close to where the trail crosses Rt 309 in Andrea Pa
    Let me know when u are close It used to be called the blue summit inn but it is now called The thunderhead lodge


  2. I hope you can make it to the Trail Days in Rangeley, Maine, September 4th this year. I enjoyed meeting you at Damascus.


  3. Loved all the pictures 💫💫🙏 in your continued journey


  4. Trail Angel Mary was doing her thing back in’03 when we hiked the AT
    Gimp AT Ga-Me


  5. Looking forward to catching you passing through New Jersey. Bringing my 2 grandsons age 3 and 7 to meet you for a few minutes and share some trail magic. They love small mandarin tangerines. Covid safe food. Anyway the 25 month old in diapers just completed a 4 mile hike with 1000 feet in elevation to Bonticou Crag in Gunks NY. 3 hours. all joy. thanks for being a complete inspiration. stay safe


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