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A sweaty morning...
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The top finally reached.
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overcast, but beautiful
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72 viewsSpruce Knob 2014 ice hike
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The Little Juniata River
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endless rock piles
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teaser views
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Much steeper than it looks... much much steeper. Think the Thousand Steps without steps.
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From humble, but hidden beginnings on the Mid State Trail, my Run Keeper told me that I ascended about 1700 feet to the top of the trail.
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soft grounds
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not so civilized trails.
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The unmarked zone... well, there are marks, but they're not easy to find. Scott Brown warns of this in his guidebook on PA vistas. That said, the guy marking the trails knows where the trails are, but let's just say that everything empty resembles a trail and more often than not, you'll find you're looking for the trail of least resistance. It's not a problem if you're looking actively for bright or burnt orange marks on the trees (some have faded), but that said, you need to look
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First view - kind of obscured by bushes.
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The real deal...
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