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Resupplying on a Thru Hike

To mail drop or not to mail drop… Nothing stresses me out more than trying to plan what food I might want to eat four months from now, not to mention how much of it.  I don’t even like to read the guidebook until I’m a week or two out from leaving.  If there’s one… Read more »

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Recovery Part III

I am in my third week of physical therapy and have been out of the fracture boot for two weeks now. Progress was slow at first but I hit a turning point a few days ago and it seems to have sped up exponentially since then. I wasn’t still in pain but there was still… Read more »

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Recovery Part II

I stopped using crutches four days ago, slightly earlier than expected. I probably could have done so even earlier except that I was trying to walk with one crutch incorrectly and therefore making it much harder. With the boot I have, I was supposed to switch to one crutch on my good side, and I… Read more »

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Recovery Part I

I couldn’t wait until after Labor Day for my appointment because my ankle was just in too much pain. I had been doing some partial weight bearing, but had to switch back to keeping my foot in the air, which was not that comfortable either with this heavy boot pulling on it. And since I… Read more »

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To Be Continued

I spent the first couple of days after breaking my ankle recovering in Whisper and Mailman’s guest room. They were at work most of the day so I watched a lot of netflix, and usually took a field trip downstairs in the evenings just for a change of scenery. By the third day, I was… Read more »

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Day 15 – Mount Elbert

I was awakened at 2:30am by someone in my bunkroom chanting “RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY.” They all left soon after that, but had made no attempt to be quiet, and they left the light on, so I never got back to sleep. I finally went upstairs at 4:45, had breakfast, and waited for… Read more »

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Day 14 – Mount Massive

I’ve been having trouble eating on the trail. No real appetite could be due to the altitude, or maybe I’m just sick of eating the same old trail food. Since I was going over a 14er today, I made myself eat a big breakfast, but it took a while and I got a later start… Read more »

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Day 13 – Holy Cross

After breakfast, Whisper and Mailman headed back to the truck and I moved on down the trail. It was way rockier today than it has been so far, and steep in jagged sections. It was cloudy all day and I got sprinkled on off and on, although never enough to put my rain jacket on…. Read more »

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Day 12 – Camp Hale

Whisper made us a big breakfast this morning before we hit the road. We took a couple of little scenic detours on the way to the trail so I could see the area a bit more. We dropped one vehicle off at Tennessee Pass with our full packs in it, then headed back to the… Read more »