PLEASE NOTE THAT UNLESS THE ROADS ARE ICY, THIS HIKE WILL GO ON REGARDLESS OF WEATHER/TRAILCONDITIONS.....
We will meet PROMPTLY AT 8:30 am at the trail in Delaware Water Gap. It's a 30 minute shuttle between trailheads. Hike time will be about 6:30 - 7:00 hours, based on an OVERALL AVERAGE of 2.5 MPH. This should put is back at the starting trailhead at approx 4:00 pm.
Total milage for this hike is approximately 15.4 miles and part of this section of AT is very rocky. We will be averaging 2.5 mph WITH BREAKS, which means the moving average will be faster.... Please only sign up for this hike if you have done a 12+ mile hike in the past.
This hike starts out with a 500 ft climb out of Wind Gap. This is the biggest and steepest climb that we will have all day.. From here it is a relatively flat and rocky hike until the 1,100 foot descent into DWG.
Post-hike celebration of Kim's completion of the PA portion of the AT and Lisa's Birthday at the Beer Stein in Wind Gap immediately following the hike IS A DEFINATE!!!!!!. (For those of you who don't know about the Beer Stein, it is a VERY HIKER friendly pub that allows thru-hikers to camp out back. I like to try to give these types of businesses my money. The food is awesome and the beer is cold!!!!!)