I'll start out by saying that we had originally planned to backpack from Fox Creek to Damascus (40 miles) . Here's the story about how it got cut short to 17 miles.
We drove down to Abington and stayed at a hotel off of i-80. The next morning, bright and early, we drove to Damascus and met our shuttle driver. He drove us 45 minutes to the Fox Creek trail head. He stopped on the way to show us some rocks on the side of the road. Apparently they were like super old rocks. I took one home as a souvenir.
We started hiking in a beautiful rhododendron forest and it wasn't long before we came upon our first trail magic. Leap Frog Cafe, run by this guy named Fresh Ground. He was the nicest guy and had an interesting life story. So his spring and part of summer is taken up hanging out on the AT making food...
Hi I'm Vicky.
I'm currently a weekend-warrior (pharmacy technician) in the lovely midwest city of Cincinnati. I've been an avid hiker and backpacker since 2012. You can most often find me on the Sheltowee Trace Trail in Kentucky and Tennessee, but California has my favorite places to backpack.