Wednesday–July 7, 2021
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. <https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/23104>.
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)