Monthly Archives: June 2012

Change

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.

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Maybe Next Year…

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.

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