Day 24 – Such Great Heights
They will see us waving from such great
Heights, ‘come down now,’ they’ll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
‘come down now,’ but we’ll stay… – The Postal Service
On our way out of Somerset, we saw an aptly named beer store.
Alaina and Ben, who work across the street from Beer is Good, spotted us taking a picture. Alaina had seen us walking through town the day before. They came out to talk with us and gave us some bottles of water for the road. The forecast called for the warmest temperatures of our walk, so extra water was a plus. It also meant the sweet-looking ranger hats got to come out!
Just a little further down the road, we stopped to buy some groceries. We met Kenny, who was an affable fellow that has some experience with walking the roads we were navigating. He walks or rides his bicycle almost everywhere and hasn’t owned a car in eight years. That might not sound impressive to those of you that live in large urban areas (e.g. New York and Chicago), but in small towns, getting around with no car is an impressive feat.
The warm weather was nice and gave us added energy for our walk.
We had another day of mountainous terrain. In fact, we reached our highest elevation on the east side of the country.
We checked the map and saw a state forest area a few miles away. It was all downhill to get there, which was a nice way to close out the walking for the day.
We set up our camp along the Indian Creek and had dinner while listening to the flowing water.