We enjoyed the landscape! So many miles passed by. We went north trying to realize our short term plans. Before we started our trip we knew that we have to lower our sights. Having a shower every day is not necessary (two days OK, three days alright, four days get used to it 😛 ). So we also did backcountry camping at State Parks and State Forests. It was not easy to achieve a permit from the park rangers. At the beginning of the day we didn’t know how far we get and what’s on the way. Difficult to plan! At weekends it was impossible, because the offices were closed.
One evening, it was already late, we decided to stay on a campground close to State College. We were wondering why it was so crowded – not typical for the season and the region. One guy told us that there is football game the next day. 60.000 people watching a test game of their college team. It became a tradition and so most of the people make party like on a festival, every year with a new release. We weren’t prepared for this, but many nice people helped us in our “emergency”. Much fun with many college students and “elder” graduates!
We minded about the far distances in the US, but with our truck it takes plenty of time. Heading north we stopped at Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. It was not the real Grand Canyon, but also a nice view to the creek and watching eagles.