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Appalachian trail question (Read 21 times)

    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.

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    Le professeur de trail

      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.

      AT-runner


        Looks like Jamie and I are on the same page.

         

        Enjoy!

          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

           

          Thanks again Smile

          My Blog:  trailsandcocktails.com

          I Run for Oiselle

           

          3/2/14:  NERRC Winter 10k 

          3/30/14: Love Run 13.1

          4/5/14: Tyler Trail 10k

          4/13/14: Healthy Trails 5k

          5/4/14: Broad Street Run 10M

          5/9/14: Ragnar Relay Cape Cod

          5/18/14: Dirty German 25k