Mason Dixon Line

Chuckle chuckle chuckle . Nice essay . You see more on foot .


Day 99
Location: Antietam Shelter, PA
Miles hiked today: 16.9
Miles from Springer: 1,057.2
Miles to Katahdin: 1,116.8
Elevation: 890′

I am out of Dixie! It is quite a momentous occasion to cross the Mason Dixon Line on the trail, as it marks the passage of many things. In addition to the pure accomplishment of finishing all the southern states and being almost half way to Katahdin, the line also means that I am now in the land of faster talking, warmer blooded and more numourous people. It also means no more sweet tea, biscuits and gravy, fried okra, fried pickles, tossed cornbread, fried green tomatoes, Sonic Burger and a dozen other things I depend on for sustenance. However, I am now in the land of the deli, grinder sandwiches, better pizza, better bagels and awesome Italian food. I thought surely it meant I wouldn’t have to see another Confederate…

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