6-23-09 day 21
start: Leroy Smith Shelter
end: Presbyterian Church of the Mountain Hostel @ Delaware Water Gap, PA
daily mileage: 20.2
total mileage: 271.1
Today we had only planned on ~15 miles but it ended up as our longest day yet. We were headed to a shelter but decided at lunch to go ahead and push on to Delaware Water Gap, the border town between PA and NJ. It added another 6+ mile to our trek but we were feeling good and blasted out ~20 miles. We pulled into DWG late, around 8:30, and found the church hostel. It was free and we got showers again. We went down to the Deer Head Inn for 35 cent wings and were crushed to find the kitchen closed at 9:00. David, our friend from Edinbourogh, was there, however, and had been drinking for a bit. We found him chatting up a rather "weathered" looking older lady with great enthusiasm. We went inside and shot the bull about the US and the UK as well as David's new love interest : ).