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first ascent completed!
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Getting to the Todd Trail... the nicer parts of it.
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Happy hiker starting out!
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The sticker, mosquito, tick, and obstacle filled Todd Trail.
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obstacles in my way... chop it down with the edge of my hand!
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Going up t he Todd
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Wrong way at the top of the Todd.
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The beginning of rocky knobs
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View from the top of the Todd Trail
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rocky paths
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Somewhere near Vanderbilt's Folly - wherever that was.
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Just pretend that the deadly bunny is one of the five deer that I saw!
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Cowans Gap
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under the turnpike
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pastoral scenes in middle Pennsylvania
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Ladder / steps over the farm fence
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sleeping in the forest somewhere north of I76
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bear baggin' it!
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casting the rain, exhaustion, and pain of blisters aside to begin day 2
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rocks, rocks, and more rocks!
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damn you, rocks!
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At least t hey give you some direction markers (and the N and S help, too!).
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through the rock walls
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The endless ridge walk
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slight openings in the branches
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View by Monument Rock
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OOCH! OUCH! These dogs hurt!
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a kind reminder to stay on the trail - no threats of fine or jail.
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Power line view - truly 1.5 miles out - if these people who publish the guide can measure.
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Official start marker - even if the "official" starting point is the Visitor Center
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not many wildflowers on the trail, but I did see these ones.
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drained, beaten, rock bottomed, people's elbowed, and laid low by almost 20 miles on the Standing Stone Trail... never so happy to see a red mini cooper with a trail angel of a wife in it than I was on that night.
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more blisters.
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I've got blisters on my fingers - err toes.
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148 viewsFirst view on the Standing Stone Trail overnight trip
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