It was a remarkable and sad 17 hour drive to make the 13 hour trip to NoBo mile 1255 – where we left off pre-pandemic.
23 miles of I-80 was closed in both directions in Indiana due to a terrible accident about 30 minutes ahead of us. Such an acute reminder of how fortunate we are and how fragile this existence is.
Notwithstanding, Jen, Lydia and Roger soldier on to meet our shuttle by 8am at Mohican Outdoor Center near the PA/NJ border. From there we’ll get a lift 53 trail miles south to begin the 2022 hike with very special hike partner, daughter Lydia. We’ll make our way north 53 miles back to MOC in about 4 days or so. Lyd will head back home to IA and we’ll continue NoBo for the month of June.
Despite the sobering start, we’ve already had lots of laughs and look forward to making some more memories. We send special appreciation to son Ryan who graciously agreed to care for hounds and home during our trip.