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 Giving the ol' ankle an "ice bath".  

Giving the ol' ankle an "ice bath".  

 Hard to see, but I promise you there is a momma turkey and her babies in this photo.  

Hard to see, but I promise you there is a momma turkey and her babies in this photo.  

 Our amazing, fun Trail Angels!    Ken, Evelyn, Pat, Doreen, Dave, and Kelly. 

Our amazing, fun Trail Angels!  

Ken, Evelyn, Pat, Doreen, Dave, and Kelly. 

 I promise that grainy black mass in the trail is a porcupine.  

I promise that grainy black mass in the trail is a porcupine.  

Miles Today: 20.9

Mile Marker: 1,314.5

This morning we crossed over the Delaware River, marking the official end of Pennsylvania.  The start of New Jersey was still really rocky, but it was definitely and improvement.  Around mid-day I saw a wild turkey with three baby chicks as I walked up to an overlook.  I knew then it was going to be a good day.

Shortly after I ran into a group of hikers who were talking to Just Paul.  They offered me some cheese and strawberries.  We started chatting, and then Ken offered me a beer.  At that point I put my pack down and took a seat.  We had a great conversation about the trail and laughed for a while before getting back to it.  Thank you again!

Paul and I hiked on to the Mohican outdoor center for a soda.  Cheese and Einstein were already there.  I saw their sandwiches, couldn't resist, and ordered one.  As we were wrapping up Hop Along made it in and grabbed some snacks.

Toward the end of the day Cheese and I saw a porcupine waddling down the trail.  I wanted to get a picture, but was afraid of getting to close incase I got hit with a quill.  Cheese was really confused and asked if I thought they could shoot quills?  I said can't they?  He laughed and told me how hilariously misinformed I was.  Unfortunately due to it being on the move, I didn't get a very good picture.

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