He's back at it!

People who know me know that I belong on the Trail. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (twice),the Pacific Crest Trail and the mighty Continental Divide Trail. I've hiked many of the long trails here in Michigan including being the first to hike both the Ironwood Trail and the Great Lake To Lake Trail. My next big adventure will be the Israel National Trail starting in February 2017.

The purpose of this blog is to keep anyone who is interested informed of my progress and to encourage those who are able to support me in this endeavor.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Salvitur Ambulando

Rough day yesterday.  I had 22 miles to go to get the next water.  Hot as hell and uphill all day.  Parts of the trail were choked with poisonous Poodle Dog Bush.  After 16 miles I collapsed and cowboy camped on the side of the trail.  I awoke to the blazing sun after a fitful sleep.  I was sore, dehydrated, filthy and had swarms of gnats feeding on the thick, salty tears in the corner of my eye.  I could not find the motivation to continue until I remembered that the Relay For Life was going on in Taylor, MI.  Those folks had been walking all night and for a good cause, too.  My housemates Martha and Sandy walk even after a long day at work.  Martha's even had knee surgery and she keeps at it!  If they can keep going, so can I!  Salvitur ambulando - it is solved by walking.



2 comments:

Marlyss said...

Hope you have sun screen on those red ears and red forehead. Looks like you're cooking.

Martha said...

Ironically, while I was at the Relay for Life...walking and taking care of 8 bands' needs, I was thinking of and encouraged by you! While I sweat and whined about the heat of the sun, you walked and walked with only the water you could carry. I had water at my side. I hit my wall at about 11pm and went home. You didn't have that luxury.
It's the summer of walking. Let's both walk proud and walk on! "Ok, come on. Lets GOOOO!"