absolutely love hiking in NJ! The first 40-60 miles have been rocky - but nothing compared to PA. They take us up on ridges and actually show us views, lots of bears, overall really pretty. Has been hot and water is scarce - but one of my favorite areas to hike so far. At the end of a 21 miler into the Gren Anderson Shelter. Had stopped in town for diner and was treated horribly by the help at Kevin's Stakehouse. Very demeaning - had never been made to feel that bad - especially when the 4 of us dropped $90 (Boat, Sojo, Freebird and myself). Couldn't shake it - but as I rolled into the shelter came across the group of 20+ 16-17 year old kids. They were part of Citrus - C.I.T's or Counselors In Training for a summer camp. What an amazing group of kids. They were so energetic, sharing food, and asking TONS of questions about the hike. They were proud of us - and the energy rubbed off - instantly putting me into a great mood. The next morning they hooked us up with bagels, cream cheese and craisons. What a great group of kids - glad my life was touched by them. Can't wait to play a good game of "manhunt" and send a special shout out to PTB (potato thunder bolt) and Naptime! Hopefully our talks will lead to at least one of them trying the AT in the future.