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.