Today was all about trying to put in some miles before yesterday’s sprint from Confluence to Conellsville caught up with me. I got an early start and didn’t stop too much for the first couple of hours, but by noon I really started to feel the miles. When I got to Boston, PA, I stopped for a bit to look at my trail maps and Google maps to figure out where the next place to stay would be. The next campground or motel was 20-25 miles down the road, so I stopped even though it was still pretty early.
There is a store next to the trail that has a couple of guest rooms. When I asked if they had anything available tonight, the owner said one was reserved. The other had someone last night and they hadn’t had a chance to clean it yet. I told her I wasn’t particular about how clean the room was. She changed the sheets and put in some clean towels and gave me the room for less than half price. I was shocked at how nice the room was. It looked very clean to me. It had a living room with a large sectional sofa, a bed room, dressing room and bathroom. What she charged me was less than what I have paid at hostels. I was about to ask which parts were common areas when I realized the whole thing was part of the same room.
Tomorrow I will be leaving the GAP. I will be on other trails for a while, but I think my nice flat ride is about to come to an end. I dropped my camera yesterday. It still seems to work okay, but the zoom is a little bit messed up and all my pictures have a dark line along one side.