After a good night rest at the shelter/cabin I got a 7o’clock start and made great time. I was motivated to get to Hamburg 25 miles away. The trail was fairly flat but had its share of rocks. Pennsylvania really needs to improve its trail maintenance. My knees felt great and I made great time. The last drop into town was steep. At the bottom I waited for Scott Jerrak the ultra marathon runner who is trying to set a new AT record. He is the one in white in the blurry picture. He has a full support team and goes 40 to 50 miles a day. No one noticed that I beat him to town all by myself.
I stayed in Port Clinton at the Hotel. Quaint and overpriced. Now it is Sunday, Father’s Day. I will be talking to my kids today. All of my kids. All day. I am going to Cabellas outdoors store. I was at the same one at Christmas time. I was standing at the edge of the second floor when I heard Aaron call to me. Hey Dad, Dad, I heard his 10 year old voice call out. I looked but of course he wasn’t there. A minute later his and his girlfriends song, Hey There Delilah played on the store radio. I was so filled with emotion I left the store. Today I am going back.