On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Eastern Pennsylvania

In our last installment, we left Elizabeth and Darcy hiking out of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and thus leaving behind amenities like campgrounds and privies. The Appalachian Trail in eastern Pennsylvania follows long, flat, rocky ridges broken by climbs in and out of gaps.

White AT Blaze and signs at the Delps Trail–Appalachian Trail junction
White AT Blaze and signs at the Delps Trail–Appalachian Trail junction
Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli

Below is Wind Gap – a break in the Blue Mountain where Darcy and Elizabeth hitchhiked for the first time – seen from afar.

Wind Gap
Wind Gap in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli

This section of trail is also notoriously rocky. Hikers say this is where boots come to die.

Rock Field
Foggy boulder field along Appalachian Trail
Photo by Iris

But the views are worth it:

View from atop Blue Mountain
View from atop Blue Mountain
Photo by kaj70
Far 'n' Wide
View of the Lehigh Valley from Bake Oven Knob
Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli

Next on the trail: Darcy and Elizabeth explore the Pinnacle and Hawk Mountain with Marianne Dashwood.

Previous On the Trail with D&L posts:

Delaware Water Gap Part 1
Delaware Water Gap Part 2

The Boots & Backpacks Map

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