Because we didn’t arrive in Delaware Water Gap until late yesterday, there wasn’t time to resupply for the next section of our hike. That meant today would be a nero, a near-zero mileage day, to give us time for resupplying.
This town didn’t have a grocery store, or even a convenience store or Dollar General. Stick made arrangements with a shuttle driver known as Kenny Ole Dawg to pick us up at 7:30 a.m. That would allow us to do our shopping at a Walmart in nearby East Stroudsburg.
Delaware Water Gap also didn’t have a laundromat, but we were able to wash out some of the sweat and dirt from our hiking clothes while we waited for the pickup time. We used a couple buckets and a garden hose, which were provided by the church parishioners for hikers.
Old Dawg arrived soon after we had hung our clothes to dry on a line. The trip to Walmart only took 10 minutes.
After we completed our shopping, Stick and I walked across the parking lot to a Burger King to get some breakfast. That’s where Old Dawg picked us up for the return trip to the church.