2023 Loyalsock Trail – Day 6 – Sones Pond

Friday, 6 October

Destination: Sones Pond CampsiteToday’s Miles: 11.5
Start Location: Loyalsock Vista Canyon Trail Campsite 53.5

Last night was a little cloudy. Thermometer said the low was 52 but it was 60 when Bob and I woke up. Since we had our longest day planned that was before sunrise.

We started off with a view of World’s End State Park before entering the park. From there it was down to the Visitors Center where we took a break before crossing the Loyalsock on a road and starting our big climb of the day. After that there were only a few short climbs. We passed over the top of a waterfall with no good view.

Since rain is in the overnight forecast we decided to make today a little longer and finish up earlier tomorrow. Bob and I are camping on the shore of beautiful Sone Pond tonight. No other campers nearby.

We saw a couple and three guys backpacking. That’s more hikers than we’ve seen all week.  Today’s accent was over 2,000 feet during our eleven and a half miles, our longest day.

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