Monday, August 13, 2012

On the trail again......Thursday - no, Friday

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.

Happy trails!


Anonymous said...

Hey Six-Six,
I wish you good luck for the rest your hike. Don't let it get you down. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Unknown said...

Wishing you happy trails!

Unknown said...

Hey Bob. Good luck on the AT. I'm in the early planning stages for a possible thru hike next year and w/smaller ones this year and next. I appreciate your comments and videos along the way. Also appreciate the gear video. I have a z65 pack and have been taking short hikes with it filled with about 25-30 lbs of canvas tarps to simulate the overall weight of the pack.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear! Keep us posted on how it's going! Hugh