Pennsylvania

I crossed the state line near New Castle almost a week ago. It was a steep drop to this riverside town. The next morning it was quite a climb out as well. That’s how Pennsylvania began and I have a strong suspicion, that’s how it will end. I am now in Allegheny country and it isn’t for weak legs. There is up, down, and little in between. I am now 120 miles into the state and the physical demands have left little time or interest for my blog. My foot pad is pushing off the pavement much harder as I walk up the hills and this impact has the effect of bruising the foot. The sensation is most difficult in the morning when I begin to walk. It takes a good hour to loosen up and get a normal walking rhythm. Before that happens I hobble along like Walter Brennan. But there is good news. I am now within 300 miles of the George Washington Bridge. Can I keep up another 15 days of 20 mile bites? Stay tuned.

Scrap yard on the Allegheny River

Scrap yard on the Allegheny River

Yard art in new castle

Yard art in new castle

Yard art

Yard art

Home outside Emlenton Pa

Home outside Emlenton Pa

Emlenton, PA

Emlenton, PA

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Typical Farmhouse on a hill

Typical Farmhouse on a hill

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Brookville, PA

Brookville, PA

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Sadly, I didn't follow...

Sadly, I didn’t follow…

Birdhouse in Reynoldsville

Birdhouse in Reynoldsville

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Sidewalk Pavers

Sidewalk Pavers

4 thoughts on “Pennsylvania

  1. Rebekah

    Once you get to NJ your journey will be almost over! These photos are amazing and so glad you are sharing them. I hope that you have good weather the rest of the way. It’s kind of hot in NYC right now but should be perfect fall weather when you arrive.

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  2. Joan Hoffman

    Cannot imagine how your feet have fared as well as they have! You have come SO far; I know you will make it to the GW Bridge right on time. Keep your eye on the prize.

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  3. Jenny Richmond

    I’ve kept up with your journey each step of the way and what a journey it has been. I commend you on taking such an active stance, or walk, on something you care so deeply for. You’re almost there. Just one step at a time.

    Reply

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