Welcome to another edition of On the Trail with D&L, where I share pictures of the sights featured in Boots & Backpacks.
We left our backpacking duo in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the New Jersey side of the river. They begin their third day on the trail with a sunrise view from the Kittatinny Ridge:
The trail eventually crosses to the western side of the ridge, affording hikers a view of the Delaware River.
Darcy and Elizabeth camp near the bank of the Delaware River that night, and in the morning explore the most scenic part of the park. The Delaware River flows through the Kittatinny Ridge, cutting it into two. On the New Jersey side we have Mount Tammany, and on the Pennsylvania side, we have Mount Minsi.
Speaking of Interstate 80, Darcy and Elizabeth cross the Delaware River on a narrow walkway right next to the highway:
That night Darcy and Elizabeth stay in the village of Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, at the Deer Head Inn, the oldest continuously running Jazz club in the country.
Early the next morning, Elizabeth takes Darcy kayaking. They see a bald eagle, like the one in the video below, and paddle through the Wallpack Bend of the Delaware River.
Next up on the trail: further into Pennsylvania.
Previous On the Trail with D&L posts:
Delaware Water Gap part 1