Terra Nova is back on the Appalachian Trail. He left the trail at the end of June for a scheduled medical checkup, and stayed off a few days to spend time with his family and keep out of the sweltering weather, but he has now completed the New Jersey section of the AT, and is twenty miles into New York. He’s tired, but his legs are getting used to the mileage, and his thinking is shifting from day to day to state to state. And now in less than sixty miles he will add New York to his pack of completed states.

While Terra Nova didn’t provide his exact location, based on his mileage estimate he should be in Harriman State Park, and will be hiking on the oldest portion of the AT. The idea of a hiking trail running the length of the Appalachians came into existence in  1921, and the first stretch of the trail opened a year later in Harriman.