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Two years of section hiking on the AT

Today’s post is straying away from design and talking about being outdoors.  My husband and I love to be outdoors, whether it be camping, hiking, grilling, swimming, or whatever outdoor activity you can think of, we enjoy being outdoors, period.  Since living in Pennsylvania, we have come to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor activities it has to offer.  The Appalachian Trail is in our backyard and we decided that we could like to start section hiking it back in 2017.  It took us two years, but we finally completed the Cumberland Valley section (around 30 miles) of the AT on Saturday morning.

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This section starts in the farmlands of Boiling Springs, PA, site of the Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy

and heads up South Mountain.  We started out earlier in the day with our pup, crossing through a muddy field and into the forest.  We heard lots of birds, some sounded like a few warblers, ovenbirds and brown thrashers, encountered a few hikers that were probably hiking from White Rocks Trail

a trail that we haven’t trekked to yet.  Tanner (our pup) loves to hike, so once we had reached Center Point Knob

he whined to keep going!  For those not in the know, Center Point Knob was the original halfway point of the AT, but that has changed throughout the years.  We have been to three of the center points, all in the Cumberland Valley, and I think that’s pretty darn cool.

Here are a few more photos for your enjoyment.  Taken with a Nikon D7000, edited in Adobe Lightroom.

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View of Boiling Springs from Center Point Knob.

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Original halfway marker for the AT.  

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He doesn’t want to get his picture taken.  Too bad.