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From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Discovery Trail offers challenge 10, beginning the first leg of the 3,440-mile national Discovery T:: lit r ot oghs so:; i; ha y most Jim Cresson photos The Discovery Trail - the nation's newly created cross-coun- try hiking adventure - begins on the East Coast at Cape Hen- lopen State Park, winds 3,440 over some of the country's best scenic routes through 14 state parks and many national forests to its end at Point Reyes State Park on the San Fran- cisco Bay. The trail, created by Congress and opened to the public officially June 3, attracted three westward'bound hik- ers Monday, July 10. Shown above (l-r) are: Brad Price, 22, Tim Macarak, 23, and Dane Czaplicki, 23, with Cody, a border collie, as the former Chester County, PA., schoolmates carry their 65-pound backpacks past Cape Shores during the first half hour of:what they expect to be a year-long adventure to complete the trail. More about the cross-country trail can be learned at The Chester County, Pa. hikers, who were high school friends be- fore going their separate ways to college, had decided to tackle the recently opened Discovery Trail challenge after reading about it in Backpacking Magazine. They ac- cessed the trail's Web site at and be- gan preparations for what they ex- pect will be the greatest adventure of their lives. "We saved money from our jobs, sold a lot of stuff and bought some good hiking and camping gear," said Brad Price, 22. "We hope to reach Denver by the Christmas holidays and work there until spring when we can finish the final leg of the trail to Point Reyes State Park on the San Francisco Bay sometime next summer." Dane Czaplicki, 23, down- Continued on page 28 Look for the blue h white umbrellas for parking info, permits b change Parking Permi Weekday-Daily (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri) ...$2 Weekend-Daily (Sat. or Sun.) ............ $8 l'hree Day Weekend Seasonal Non-Transferable .............. $50 Effective Aug. 1 ...................... $30 Seasonal Transferable .................. $75 Effective Aug. 1 ...................... $40 Parking Perndts required in non-metered areas of the city 10:.00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday before Memorial Day, May 26 through Labor Day, September 4. City Hall 229 Rehoboth Avenue (Lobby Area) (Next to Fire Department) 227.6181or 227-464101 I- Da8.-a.m.4:0Op.m. Parking Meter Dept. 30 1/2 Lake Avenue 227-6184 Office Hrs: 8:00 a.m.-Midnight SATELLITE PERMIT SALES LOCATIONS: Rehoboth Avenue between Grove Street & State Road Bayard Avenue on northbound lane alternate locations Look for signs. Permits will also be available for sale Local Real Estate Offices (at chock-in time) Change Machine at First St. E Rehoboth Ave. E traffic island across from Rehoboth Fire Hall m FREE Parking beginning September 20th m Enjoy your stay with us and hurry back? CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 1 - "Jtily 20, 2000 -'27 Three Pennsylvania friends and their dog set off from Cape Henlopen State Park July 10 on the 3,440-mile Discovery Trail to the West Coast. As they passed Cape Shores, the trio were already wondering if their packs were too heavy. Shown (l-r) are: Cody the border collie; Dane Czaplicki; Tim Macarak and Brad Price. Midwa Large selection of :#'Stationary \\; Frames & Decorative Boxes, Unique Designs for your Most Precious Memories.