Back On Trail



My dad dropped me at Crater Lake at 10:45 this morning, and I resumed hiking north after three nights at home. I put in 26 miles before camping on a saddle next to Mount Thielsen.

My knee feels better, though not 100%. I’m currently icing it with a ziplock full of snow – a wilderness ice pack! Just hoping to get back in the groove; it’s weird to come back to the trail after taking time off. Gotta build some momentum again…

5 replies
  1. Jeanbb
    Jeanbb says:

    Oh hooray! Glad you are back in the groove… Good luck with the continuation of your hiking adventure! JBB

  2. Denise
    Denise says:

    Wishing you well on your continued hike, BUT, as I sit here with ice on my new knee, IF yours really starts to hurt, you should seriously think about quitting. Hey! You can always do OR & WA next year. I have spent the past 3 years having too many surgeries to try to save my knee, but couldn’t wait any longer. It was all trying to wait until I was older, so I wouldn’t have this knee wear out in 20 years or so and then get it replaced again. And I am 55, while you are only 25. So you really want to do your best to keep your knee healthy.

    But on the more positive side, hope you enjoy birding with those new binocs! Take care.

  3. Zenobia in Portland
    Zenobia in Portland says:

    When you began this journey and set out to share all the details of your adventure, I thought it would be similar to your experiences only different. You always do such a great job of putting the reader in the picture, but this time you are really sharing intimate pieces of your life and it’s wonderful. Thank you.

  4. Trevor
    Trevor says:

    Good Job! LOL instead of walking off the the pain HIKE IT OFF! Way to power through and Good luck!!

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply