|Hiking||17.30 Miles|| || |
|432 ft AEG|| || || |
Walked from Exton to Norristown to meet some friends before I return home. I was too cheap to get a cab and am too much of a snob to take public transportation. Plus, I had nothing better to do. My route was supposed to be 15 miles, but I got kicked off the Route 202 by a state trooper and got lost on the back roads, so it ended up being about 20 miles.
I headed up the 401 from the 202 to Phoenixville Pike, and then up Route 29, eventually leading to Valley Forge Historic Park. I looked for snakes along the way, and looked the day before in Exton and at my friend's place in Chadds Ford. I found none, but I set up some trash and rock piles by her place, so they're be waiting for me next year.
Wildlife seen on the walk and in Exton was a few deer, a lot of red-tailed hawks, a few frogs, groundhogs, and some painted turtles. The duckling was seen trying to cross a busy road.
Valley Forge Park was somewhat disappointing, and I got lost on the Schukyll River Trail System. I never made it to Norristown but was able to get to LA Fitness to shower and catch a ride to my friend's place.