Friday May 12, 2017
Wind Gap PA 21.4 miles
Total mileage 254.9
Today’s schedule consisted of the Lehigh Gap climb. I have heard how dangerous and scary this climb up the cliff is from other hikers so I opted to take the 1.5 mile bad weather bypass trail. I was pretty glad that I did because the bypass trail was pretty steep but at least it wasn’t exposed.
As we were making our way to the shelter where we planned to stay at we were contemplating going all the way into town to avoid the rain. We decided to see how we felt at the shelter and go from there.
I tripped over some rocks and fell on more rocks and hurt both of my knees pretty bad. And we still had over mile to walk to the shelter. When we got to the shelter and asscessed how bad things were we decided to go into town. That way we could get me cleaned up really well. I had one knee that was bleeding pretty bad. We got it cleaned and bandaged up, called the hotel and got a room for the next two nights. Then hiked another 4.6 miles over more rocks into town. We arrived in town at 7:30pm called a taxi and made our way to the hotel. I plan to just rest at the hotel tomorrow and see how it goes.