My New York adventures started shortly after crossing the New Jersey, New York border! My dad generously offered his house for about twelve stinky hikers to stay at, so we could venture into the city for a couple days. Walking through the city with our packs was quite entertaining.
We got some amazing views from a Brooklyn apartment and we met up with another group of hikers in the city to watch the Women’s World Cup semi match.
Yesterday we headed into Cold Springs to watch the final match and ended up spending the whole day there. We visited the pizza place twice, hung out in a gazebo, and played soccer down by the water. I am now carrying a soccer ball (who thinks it will make it to Katahdin?)
We are now all rocking henna tattoos that we face each other two nights ago at a shelter. Mine is of Taco the dog.
Hiking wise, New York is surprisingly challenging. There are a lot of steep boulder sections and it has been very hot and humid.
Under 800 miles to go…the thought of the trail ending is very daunting.