Friday, September 16, 2011

And here it ends...

So after seeing the doctor earlier in the week, I have a hard cast on my foot until October 3rd. I will then have a boot for about 3 weeks after that. My trail days are over for this year. But never fear! I will be back next year to finish it! I beat the mental game, but I lost the physical one. Thank you all for reading and following me on this journey!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Heading home

I'm headed back to Ohio later today. Monday, I am going to see a specialist about my foot. There is little to no chance that I will make it back on the trail this year. I'll just have to spread my thru-hike over 2 years, I suppose.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bad news from the trail

My foot started hurting during Monday afternoon during the rains from the tropical storm. It hurt progressively worse until I got into Pearisburg yesterday afternoon. I spent the evening icing it, but by this morning, I couldn't walk with my right foot flat on the ground. I knew something wasn't right, and after consulting my parents, I found a ride to the hospital. After some x-rays, the doctor diagnosed me with a subtle stress fracture of the metatarsal. It may heal in two weeks or it may take much longer. I am hoping for the best; with only a little of 600 miles to go, I'd hate to have to get off early. Until then, it's crutches for me.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ive heard it said no rain no maine. But ive already hiked to maine and rain doesnt rhyme with georgia. So why has the rain been pouring on us?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Celebrating over 4 months on the trail! And now about to get poured on by a tropical storm. What fun! The sky looks menacing. Must keep walking!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Daniel has been sick and luckily we found the Four Pines Hostel on Route 624 to stay at tonight. Tomorrow hopefully we will tackle dragons tooth and move south!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Easy day out of Blacksburg today. I cant believe it but I have less than 700 miles left and will be done it 45 days! Wow!