https://www.meetup.com/DC-UL-Backpacking/events/263732800/ After coming to the conclusion that another new to me AT trail segment wouldn’t fit in the time I had available to hike, I settled on doing another segment of the Tuscarora trail. Unbeknownst to me, Kyle had the same idea. He had a draft write-up nearly finished when I posted the trip, so... Continue Reading →
Personally, I’m glad we did this stretch of trail, and I enjoyed it. It reminded me of the STS and the Donut Hole Trail, though I think the hiking was a little easier.
Before exiting the Buchanan State Forest, I signed the last trail register, pausing to reflect on how lucky we are to have the Mid State Trail. Thanks to DCUL for starting the trend and to Evan for getting me hooked.
The trail was well maintained. While there were some blowdowns, they seemed to be easy to pass. And we even saw some trail maintainers on Sunday too.