We left Boiling Springs at 6:00 a.m. to get in some miles before it got too hot. By 11:00 we had hiked 15 miles and were keeping a good pace. As the day wore on the heat and the rocks slowed us down and we didn’t get to Duncannon until 3:30. As we walked into town I noted that the temperature on the sign at the bank was 94 degrees.
We were excited to get to Duncannon and stay at the Doyle Hotel, which is well known to hikers. To make a long story short, the Doyle was a dump and after we checked in and saw our rooms we decided to leave. First we took showers, though, since we were meeting Mossybrown for dinner. The owners of the Doyle were decent enough to refund our money, minus $7.95 for the shower, and apologetically said, “We’re known for our food, not for the rooms”. Well after seeing the rooms we could imagine what the kitchen looked like, so there was no way we were eating there.
Mossybrown picked us up and took us to a great seafood restaurant on the Susquehanna River and we ate lots of good food. The she dropped us off at the Super 8 motel in Carlisle. Today she is going to slackpack us, which is great because the weather forecast calls for rain. At least it won’t be so hot and with light packs we’ll move quickly.
Here’s a photo from dinner.