Have you ever run by the Blue mtn/ Lehigh Gap area? My friend wants me to join her, and I was wondering how runnable this section is for a relatively new trail/ultra runner.
Tyler Trail 10k: 4.6.13 [55:06]
Delaware Trail 26.2: 4.27.13 [5:22]
Dirty German 50k: 5.26.13
Big Elk 13.1: 6.22.13
Vermont 50k: 9.29.13
Stone Mill 50M: 11.16.13
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I've not been to that section but here is a site with a couple pictures. http://www.cnyhiking.com/ATinPA-BlueMountainLoop.htm
My understanding is most of the AT in PA is rocky especially north of where I am (Harrisburg area). From the pictures on this site, doesn't look too bad. But rocky trail is all relative. If you are not used to it at all, then even a few rocks will annoy you. On the other hand, when that is all you have to run on, you get used to it.
I'd do it if I were you. Looks like a great run.
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Looks like Jamie and I are on the same page.
Thanks for the advice! Turns out the section I ran was flat, but rocky. The rocks were covered with about 4-6 inches of snow, which was both helpful and harmful at the same time.
I posted on my blog about it: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
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