Yesterday was a tough day. Finally making the decision to stop hiking was tough but I can thank R and J for listening to me and reminding me that I'm not a failure for quitting the trail. When things stop being fun most of the time, its time to re-evaluate and make adjustments to the big goal in the sky.
Disappointment is a powerful feeling. Aside from my personal feelings it's become clear to me I have been worrying about disappointing others. Folks who donated to the City of Hope, friends and family, folks I never met and who knows who else is out there reading this blog and cheering me on. I really hate to disappoint anyone but my heart isn't into it so the aches and pains and other difficulties of the trail just are too much to deal with.
So my apologies go out to my readers and I hope you have enjoyed this missive, as far as its gone. I will continue to write here throughout the next few weeks as I'm not going home yet, I'll just be driving around and having adventures in that form. My home is occupied till October 1st so I have quite a bit of time to get into some fun trouble. Stay tuned.
I want to thank Ted and Pearl for taking me from Trout Lake Resort all the way to Talent where my truck was resting up in Daniels yard. The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me!