June 12...Rochester to Seneca Falls, 76 miles
Well this was another day of bonus miles. It seemed much more than five, as I ended up way off route somehow (oh yeah, that's what I do) and in the hills of Amish country. The highlight of the day was climbing the hills, estimated at 10% to 12% with about 45 pounds of stuff. Stanley is geared well and I am strong, but it was so slow going, not to mention I did not know where I was. I asked three people for directions and got similar guidance to my destination near Seneca Falls town, Cayuga State Park.
I think I pulled in about 7 pm, which made for about a 12 hour day (I'm taking tomorrow off!). They do not have hiker biker sites in NY. Had I not been so tired I might have moved on to wild camp. I was eaten by mosquitoes, drenched by rain, and haunted by the age old question, "this is fun?" The showers were cold but wet. Dinner was also cold, taken in the bathroom. I'm no stranger to dining in bathrooms, so I didn't think twice about it, to avoid the relentless mosquitoes.
A soggy day, today June 13, in Seneca Falls town, seeking a library which I obviously found. There's lots of history here, but I have a burger on my mind and I hope that energizes me enough to visit the museum.