Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 95 Palmerton PA

Miles hiked 8
Total miles 1253.6

We took a short day in Palmerton. We are staying at the town jail house hostel. We are trying to rest for a big climb and a very hot day without cover because we are hiking thru a super fund site deforestation due to zinc smelting in the area for almost 100 years, ending in 1980. Kaboose

Today was fun. We hiked 8 miles. Today was hot. I think it is in the uundreds at one point. To trail was good it was mostly downhill. The town is great it is so beautiful. Sassafras


  1. Wow, wish you would have come through Wind Gap over the weekend. I am from there & would have liked to meet you guys. Unfortunately, this little thing called work seems to always get in the way.

  2. I've been in Palmerton. Interviewed for a church there many years ago. Beautiful church and parsonage...with not a blade of grass anywhere...because of that mountain of zinc. Keep walking. I did...and ended up here in Maine. Ahhhh!