A sign on the door of Boiling Springs Tavern made a point about "appropriate attire”. We took this to mean dirty, sweaty hikers were not welcome, so we continued on to a coffee shop called Caffe 101. It was a nice spot with good food.
Stick, JP and I sat outside under an umbrella to enjoy our meal and relax.
When we finished, Stick and I walked over to a local outfitter store, where I bought a pair of Superfeet insoles. My hiking boots provide good stability and sturdiness, and I had been wearing custom insoles. I decided, though, that a little extra protection would be helpful over the upcoming rocks, and the insoles I purchased were stiffer.
We could have stayed overnight here in Boiling Springs. There are a few places to stay, including a hiker campground just outside of town.
Carlisle was only eight miles away. When I learned the Days Inn there offered a hiker rate of just $60, we decided to put in some more miles while the hiking was still easy.
By adding the extra miles today, we won’t need to resupply until we reach Duncannon.