Day 7 (continued) We rested at the border gas station for a while and searched for a spot to camp. Travis would be heading back to NC the next day and I would continue on to Vermont, so we settled on Watkins Glen, NY as a happy medium. We found out Watkins Glen was home of the Jam at Watkins Glen festival in 1973 with a lineup of the Grateful Dead, The Band, and the Allman Brothers Band, and was attended by around 600,000 people! We were only 45 years too late... They have a seriously impressive state park there, and the head ranger was out greeting people and directing traffic. While we were loading our bikes up with firewood, he told us that we couldn't miss the hike down into the gorge, and he was right! What a cool surprise to find in what we thought was just going to be "another camp site". After the gorge hike, we rode into town to grab some dinner and a beer at Rooster Fish Brew Pub (great food and beer, FYI if you're passing through). Another six pack to go from the local bottle shop and we headed back to the camp site. In a fitting end to the first week (and to commemorate the last night before Travis and I parted ways) the fire started right up and we had a nice relaxing night listening to music, drinking beer and whiskey, and sitting around the fire talking about the ride.