PA Hike #2 - Bake Oven Knob Road to George Outerbridge Shelter and Back

[Day 1 - Yellow, Day 2 - Blue, Day 3 - Green]

George Outerbridge Shelter
Mileage: 1231.9
Sep 5, 1992

Hiked from Bake Oven Knob road (A.T. Section 3 in PA) to George W. Outerbridge Shelter (7.8 miles). Notes of interest: Saw 10 other hikers (not including a group we saw at lunch, one dog and a deer. We did a lot of rock climbing to get this far...the view would have been great if not for the clouds and fog. Saw my first trail log in an A.T. shelter when we, me and Keith Davis, stopped at Bake Oven Knob shelter (Otherwise called E-Z Bake in the logs). One quote worth mentioning "The next time I go over these rocks, I'll fly." At dinner time an AMC Ridge Runner (Found out latter his name was Don) came through to check on the shelter. Had a nice conversation with him. It seems this is his last weekend of ridge running. He also said he was a thru hiker (class of 91). Could have done without the wakeup call this morning, a train that mad a sound so loud I thought it was going through the aderondac. That's about it for now but more to come tomorrow.

P.S. I am now in a log book -> my trail name is Dan "The Yuppie Hiker" Kohn or Yuppie for short. I can blame Keith "Trip" Davis for that.

Bake Oven Knob Shelter
Mileage: 1224.3
Sep 6, 1992

Still on the AT, this time going from Outerbridge Shelter to Bake Oven Knob Shelter (7.8 miles). In the morning a South Bound thru-hiker came in at Outerbridge to check the log. He did seem to be in quite a hurry so we didn't talk much. We started to hike the A.T. and then took the side hike to Devil's Pulpit. Great views even with the clouds rolling in. Ate lunched at a scenic overview and rock climb but the rain started so we did not spend much time there. Once we started to scramble up the rocks to Bake Oven, "Trip" walked about a mile without touching the ground. Got to the shelter at about 2:00pm, found a couple and their dog and the tru hiker from the morning. The shelter was a bit crowded but we fit in. [P.S. Saw a deer cross the trail just in front of us. Watched that deer for more than 10 min. what a treat. Also passed 3 TV Towers - the next time I drive the N.E. Extension I can say "I stood by those Towers"] Once we got the thru-hiker talking we had a great time listening to "Steppin Wolf" tell about the trail and his adventures. I like what he told us about food, everything I read said watch your nutrition...BULL! Just take vitamins was Steppin Wolf's method and since he started in Maine, I guess it must work. Good thing they just fixed the [shelter] rained all night. P.S. one other piece of Steppin Wolf's wisdom "Motrin is the hiker's best friend"

Bake Oven Knob Rd
Mileage: 1223.3
Sep 7, 1992
Hiked from Bake Oven Knob on AT to the Game Commission Parking lot at Bake Oven Knob Road. Dropper our packs and continued on to Bear Rocks, climbed around a bit and then went back to the car in the parking lot. Even with the fog and drizzle the view was worth the hike (3.8 miles for the day. Total miles for this hike 19.4 miles)

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