Today was very rigorous, with ascents and descents with nothing but rocks and more rocks. The uneven footing was hard on the feet.
One particular challenge was a small gushing river that I had to ford. Knee deep water with a strong current, and (of course) rocks in the river bed, made for a very stumbling crossing of about 25-30 yards. The water was unbelievably numbing and stinging cold. Oh, the surprises the trail throws at you!
I met several thru-hikers today, and tented at a shelter with a Boy Scout troop on a 3-4 day hike.
Will leave MD today and enter PA.