Time  6 hours 11 minutes

Coordinates 1328

Uploaded December 9, 2015

Recorded December 2015

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1,640 f
331 f
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2.4
4.7
9.43 mi

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near Aucheys, Pennsylvania (United States)

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Stage 98

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 97 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - PENNSYLVANIA - Section 6.1 and 5.2 - From Route 501 Shelter to Fort Snyder Monument and Eagles Nest Shelter
⇒ Link to the next stage: 99 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - PENNSYLVANIA -Section 4.1 -Port Clinton to Pulpit Rock, Pinnacle, Hawk Mountain Rd -Eckville Shelter

Tour through section 5.1 of the Appalachian Trail, as it passes through the state of Pennsylvania (United States), from south to north. From the Eagles Nest Shelter, located in the Weiser State Forest, to the Schuylkill Water Gap, Schuylkill River, in the town of Port Clinton.

The march runs entirely along the crest and slope of the Blue Mountain, in Game Lands No. 110, on a path that alternates wide stretches and with a firm ground, with other very stony or rocky, which force us to remember that we are still in Pennsylvania . The route is quite flat, with the exception of the final stretch of the route, in which the path descends the steep slope towards the Schuylkill River and Port Clinton, with a fall of almost 1,000 feet in less than a mile.

The highlight of the stage, for the panoramic view that it offers to the north, is the so-called Auburn Overlook, from which you can see the Auburn Village and its surroundings.

When arriving at the base of the Schuylkill Water Gap, the AT crosses some railroad tracks, in the same station of Port Clinton, and crosses a small bridge, towards the center of the population, where the route ends.

Port Clinton is a small population center (288 inhabitants), but it has some important basic services: post office, a small hotel (Port Clinton Hotel), and free camping for hikers in Church Grove Park. You can also find other hotels and restaurants two miles from the town, to the south.
Shelter

Eagles Nest Shelter

Eagles Nest Shelter
fountain

Pequeño arroyo próximo al refugio. Suministro de agua.

Pequeño arroyo próximo al refugio. Suministro de agua.
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Sendero

Sendero
Intersection

Intersección del AT con el Old Stage Coach Road Trail

Intersección del AT con el Old Stage Coach Road Trail
panorama

Sendero y, al fondo, proxima subida

Sendero y, al fondo, proxima subida
Intersection

Intersección del AT con un camino de servicio forestal

Intersección del AT con un camino de servicio forestal
Intersection

Desvío hacia el Phillips Canyon Spring

Desvío hacia el Phillips Canyon Spring
Intersection

Cruce con camino de servicio

Cruce con camino de servicio
Intersection

Intersección del AT con el Marshall's Path

Intersección del AT con el Marshall's Path
panorama

Auburn Lookout. Vistas hacia el norte

Auburn Lookout. Vistas hacia el norte
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Comienza el descenso hacia Port Clinton

Comienza el descenso hacia Port Clinton
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En el descenso hacia el Schuykill River, se vislumbra entre los árboles, la silueta de Blue Mountain, al otro lado del río

On the descent to the Schuykill River, you can see through the trees, the silhouette of Blue Mountain, on the other side of the river
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Pronunciado descenso por la ladera de Blue Mountain, hacia el Schuylkill River y Port Clinton

Pronounced descent down the slope of Blue Mountain, towards the Schuylkill River and Port Clinton
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Schuykill River y Port Clinton

Schuykill River y Port Clinton

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