July 1st. Entering New Jersey, passing 1300 miles and rushing through a few more before storms arrived.
I used Uber to easily get me back to the trail. I don’t remember Uber being a “thing” two years ago so this is a pretty useful extra option to have.
Walking out of Delaware Water Gap I met Thunder Snuff who was waiting for the Post Office to open. He had done a 20 the day before and was now regretting it so was taking a zero.
Goodbye Pennsylvania. In the beginning you rocked my world but since then it’s been a rocky road. I rocked it though and now I’m rocking on into New Jersey.
I had now completed 7 miles and it was 11am. The weather forecast called for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon with an “outside chance of tornados” so my plan was get as many miles done as possible before the storms arrived and then just call it a day.
At mile 1301.4 there was a great 360 degree view from 1532′ Kittatinny Mountain. View on YouTube.
Finally around 3:30pm the weather closed in and big single raindrops started to fall. I pulled into the next spot possible to camp, a site with three hikers already setup. I completed the tent setup in the first minutes of light rain, the sort that the tree canopy mostly deals with, but soon enough the real rain and thunder arrived and would continue with useful breaks until sleep time.