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.

What a great name for a 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!

Alaina and Ben

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.

Kenny

The warm weather was nice and gave us added energy for our walk.

These flowers aren’t going to let rocks get in their way.

What does the picture have to do with the product? This is just ridiculous.

We had another day of mountainous terrain.  In fact, we reached our highest elevation on the east side of the country.

Laurel Summit. The yellow sign should have two people pushing carts, not using walking sticks.

Tara celebrating our high point.

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.

Where are we?

We set up our camp along the Indian Creek and had dinner while listening to the flowing water.

Dinner on the Indian Creek.