Smoking Sox heading north from Route 309 - the rocks aren't bad at all.
Yep... this is the Appalachian Trail, not just a rockpile in the woods.
The Pennsylvania version of the Knife Edge.
PA Game Commission marker
Just in case we didn't know we were on the top of Bake Oven Knob...
The view north from Bake Oven Knob
A quiet & peaceful lunch break at the Bake Oven Knob Shelter. At least until the advance group of scouts arrived...
It's important to feel welcome out on the trail.
Another PA Game Commission Marker
Another stellar section of the AT in Pennsylvania.
The view of the ridge north of Palmerton from the top of the PA Turnpike tunnel.
North of Palmerton
Northern view from atop the PA Turnpike - Northeast Extension Lehigh tunnel. The turnpike on the left, Bowmanstown and the Lehigh River in the middle, and Route 248 to the right.
Smoking Sox's tent just north of the Outerbridge Shelter.
One of the few level and rock-free campsites around the Outerbridge Shelter.
Climbing the rockpile out of the Lehigh Gap on a rainy Sunday morning.
Following the white blazes over the rocks to the top.
Keystone & Stalking Tortoise at the end of a 16.4-mile day.
The Leroy A. Smith Shelter - a great place to spend the night. Especially during a thunderstorm with hail.
The view north on a cold and windy Monday morning.
Surprisingly, the trail didn't follow these rocks down the mountainside.
An interesting find along a 20-yard section of trail - remnants of yesterday's hailstorm.
Holy Hail, Batman!
A southern view approaching Wind Gap.
View south into Wind Gap from Hahn's Lookout.
Mile after mile of hiking over the Rocks of Pennsylvania make for sore and tired feet.
Wolf Rocks - a cute challenge at the end of a tiring day.
Another picture of Wolf Rocks.
Stalking Tortoise at Fox Gap.
A site for sore eyes - Smoking Sox and the trusty Chevy waiting in Fox Gap at the end of a 42.6-mile section hike.