Duncannon Trail Magic

Hikers Prison

Diner for hikers in the Church in Duncannon, lunch in McDonald’s Walnutport out of the trail, trying to hitchhike back but stopped by a policeman because it was prohibited in Pennsylvania.

I asked a policeman to bring me back to the trail because he did not let me hitchhike. He agreed. I still was in doubt if I should go because it would be getting dark very soon. So I asked him if he knew the hostel in jail, which was mentioned in hikers book.
He did not. Moreover, he was not going to smile, and asked instead, why I wanted to go to jail. I answered, “never mind, just drop me on the trail”. That how said accidentally, I kept hiking in twilights in one of the rare places without any spot to set a tent because of high grass.
Then rehab in hikers hostel in Delaware Water Gap in church with a bit of volunteering, change a backpack again, crossing NJ/NY line, staying at Bear Mountain resort, and crossing the Hudson River.
Trail Angels took us to their house for celebrating the 4th of July. No idea where are these photos.


Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on TV. In 2009, she moved to South Africa, taught at the university, took up running, and earned a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship in California and, in the meantime, won an international photo contest with following up solo exhibition. In 2014 she "shut the door" and gone hiking the Appalachian Trail, cycling from Chicago to LA (US Route 66), from Maine to Florida, from London to Orkney, etc. Now in MidCoast, Maine.