|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on April 30, 2015 at 7:45 AM|
Contributed by Andy Wolfe, Overseer of Rocky Knob Trail
The trails of Pennsylvania are well-known to be filled with 'toe bangers'....very rocky & with exposed roots. So this rare photo.....
is a collectors item, being considered for a wall at the ATC museum in Pine Grove. This section is a favorite of Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder since it can be traversed with your eyes closed or easily at night with a full moon. Many AT trekkers will not remember or recognize this section of trail..... because it is the only one in the State!
Trail crews have tried & failed to breed this section with the typical PA trails below.....filled with horribly disfigured rocky toe bangers. In some sections, crews have taken to filing down particularly sharp rocks.....to the delight of Pennsylvania thru-hikers. Just remember....when hiking PA trails.....keep an eye on your feet !!