My AT guide called them “boulder climbs” but it is hard to describe the mountain of boulders that the hiker must navigate in order to follow the trail. My first of about five climbs to today was the Knife. It led me to the ridge and then I walked along the ridge moving from boulder to boulder – it was great fun, incredibly difficult, slightly terrifying, and very slow moving. The view at the top was super (see photo)
I walked into town (Palmerton). It is 1 & 1/2 miles off the trail – I am staying at a few hostel and enjoying a great burger at a local restaurant. I am faced with a huge climb tomorrow morning as well as miles of …… rocks.