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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Went for a hike today on Fat Man’s Loop. Before I hiked the Appalachian Trail, Fat Man’s Loop was very difficult for me. It would take me almost two hours to complete the trail. Today was a different experience. I felt strong and completed the loop in a little over an hour. However, I could definitely tell that I had been hiking at sea level for the past three months. Had to stop and get some air a couple times. Ran into this fella while I was out there.
I met these folks out on the trail. She’s an amazing kid.
My experience on the Appalachian Trail this year has infected me with the hiking bug. I want to continue to hike on a regular basis and to stay up to speed on what’s going on in the hiking community. Since I’m no longer “hiking for the homeless,” I thought it might be appropriate to change the name and address of this blog. Today, I will be changing the address of this blog to http://www.longdistancetrailhiking.wordpress.com and I will be exporting everything from this blog to the new address, so please remember to bookmark the new page. I will continue to post interesting articles that I find, as well as keep the blog updated with any adventures I might be engaging in. Thanks to everyone for their patronage and support of this blog, and I’ll see you down the trail.
You may have noticed that I haven’t posted in over a week. Unfortunately, I am off the trail at this time. I began feeling weak and fatigued shortly after leaving Damascus. I reached Atkins, VA and decided to contact a friend in Virginia and see if she could pick me up. I thought I might need a rest for a few days. A few days after leaving the trail I developed a severely swollen lymph node behind my right ear, and the fatigue and body aches got worse. The upshot is that I am being treated for Lyme Disease at this time. My hike is over for this year while I rest and recover. My hope is that we caught this early and that it will not have long term implications. I appreciate everyone’s support, both for myself and for Flagstaff Shelter Services. This has been an amazing experience and one I want to continue. My intention, at this time, is to continue to hike the Appalachian Trail in years to come, and to eventually complete it. I wish everyone the best.