The dry state

Pennsylvania — Perhaps more than its rocks, Pennsylvania is famous for thirsty hikers, especially as summer deepens. Its springs simply dry up.

The past several days presented the opposite problem. Following last week’s rain storms there was more water than the ground could handle. The liquid simply sweat right out of the ground like an endless artesian well.

The trail turned into a series of rivers everywhere we hiked for nearly four days. Since then we’ve seen more mud than water.

Words cannot describe this phenomenon well. Perhaps this short video might help.

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