11 May 2014 (Day 68) – I passed the mileage halfway point today. Woot! There’s a marker in the woods denoting the milestone and almost every thru hiker lets out a cheer when they see it. I was no exception.
The General Store in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA is just a few miles beyond the halfway marker. Tradition states that thru hikers eat a half gallon of ice cream in half a hour. Child’s play! I finished in 19 minutes (chocolate) and promptly ate a cheeseburger afterwards to offset the dairy. 1620 Calories of ice cream and 550 Calories of cheeseburger is a good lunch on the trail.
Current Location: Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA
Current Map Location:
Miles Hiked: 1097.9
Miles Remaining: 1087.4