After a short but surprisingly difficult 2 mile hike yesterday, I set out from Tom Leonard shelter early (before 7 am) this morning with the goal of making it to the next shelter 14.3 miles away. It wasn’t long before I realized something was terribly wrong. I was not even able to cover 1 mile an hour on moderate terrain. It could have been the heat, humidity and lack of water but experience tells me I shouldn’t have had such trouble. And then the NOBOs I met today couldn’t tell me where the next available water would be. 😖☠
So I’m off the trail. 🙀 Crap…
I’ll be visiting relatives on the east coast for a bit and then heading home later in the month. Hopefully I’ll be able to figure out what happened.
Be a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings
away all the same, knowing she has wings. – Victor Hugo
PS – if I had to guess I’d say that that its multi factorial but I’ll find out. Sorry to disappoint everyone but it just isn’t going to happen at this time.