Onward and Upward (and downword and upword)

Hey all! Just wanted to give you an update on my first bit back on the trail after the injury. We did 8.6 miles after leaving Waynesboro, PA this morning. We went back to Pen-Mar park in MD where we got off trail on Sunday, then officially crossed the Mason Dixon line into PA two-tenths of a mile later. It feels good to be on northern soil again! I took my time and made sure to place my feet very carefully all day. Because of the short miles, we got into camp early tonight and I’ve got time to stay well rested. The next few days are slated to be quite hot so there’s another reason to take it slow. Soon enough we’ll be back to the big miles again and back on track!

I want to thank everyone for the well wishes and all the folks from the local Patomic Appalachian Trail Club who offered to help out this injured hiker. Special thanks to Kathy who set up a ride back to the trail for us with her friends Jo and Bill and a big thanks to them too! Pete and Terri, our trail angels from last week, offered to put us up again too! The helpfulness and the comraderie of this trail community continues to amaze me daily.

~Click, Melissa

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4 Responses to Onward and Upward (and downword and upword)

  1. Sherri says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! I hope that we can somehow meet up in the White Mountains for a day. We have three weeks off in July and I’m hoping for a few excursions and I love it up there!

    I got your texts. I miss you! Be safe and take care of yourself!

  2. Kathy says:

    Hi, Mel! Glad you made today’s hike OK, and so nice to hear from your blog so quickly! I’ll definitely keep track of your trek :*) Safe footing!!

  3. Jennifer "Cold Feet" Albanes says:

    Hey Click- take it easy on that ankle and give it time to heal. You’re smart to hike shorter miles for a while. I wish you a speedy recovery and big mile days just around the corner. You’re halfway by now, so congrats!!

    • Mel says:

      Thanks for the well wishes, Cold Feet! It was so nice to meet you and your dad out on the trail last week! (or the week before?) Best of luck on the next section!

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