Here we go again - I am headed for the trail on Thursday to give it another try.
I have accomplished what might be considered a minor miracle - in two months of aggressive treatment, my plantar fasciitis is pretty much gone or under control. After the horror stories I heard about it taking others 6 months or 2 years to recover from a bout of PF, to take only 8 weeks is pretty fantastic. That's not to say it won't come back, but I won't know till I get out there.
Here's the plan: I will travel to Glasgow, Va. on Thursday, August 16th, and get back on the trail at mile marker 779. From there I will hike north to Harper's Ferry. That's a distance of 238 miles. Assuming I don't have a relapse of the PF, then I will travel north to Maine, climb Mt Katahdin and hike southbound back to Harper's Ferry.
It's doable - there's still time for decent weather all the way - so let's give it a go. If this works, I can still accomplish my dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail in one season.
Now to repack and get ready.
Thanks for all the good wishes and positive thoughts - keep them coming.