It has taken some time to actually come to terms with the outcome of my PCT hike dream and to make this post.
Unfortunately this was not my year to hike the PCT. The sad truth of the matter is that I hurt my knee pretty bad and will not be able to do a long distance hike. It's been a little over 3 weeks now and although the severe pain is no longer there the soreness and weakness persists.
It has been hard not being out in nature for the past few weeks. I was planning on using that time to do a little reflecting, soul searching and just a plane way of disconnecting from the "Matrix" living of society for a bit. I have even tried to talk myself into heading back out and disregard the physical issue at hand (which would not have been a "Smart" choice). I am now back at home, healing up and looking for a job.
With all that being said I just wanted to let the few folks who may have been wanting to follow along that this was just not in the cards to head on a long hike. I am hoping that my knee will be well enough to get back out on the weekends to do shorter trips with less pack weight in the future though. I do apologize to any who had their hopes up of following along :( I can assure you that I am extremely disappointed in the outcome myself.
Thank you all for your kind words, support and motivation leading up to what could have been an epic adventure. Don't count me out....just down for a bit :)
Sorry to hear about you not being able to hit up the PCT this year man. I was def looking forward to the updates. With the difficulty of hiking that trail, it's probably best that you made the choice to heal up and do it another time. Smart decision for sure. It will always be there and when the time is right for you to hike it, it will work itself out. Hope you heal up quick and are able to get back on the trail for some much needed trail psychological healing. All the best brother.ReplyDelete
Aw. That's terrible. Sorry to hear it.ReplyDelete
Thank you both for the comments. Just wasn't my year. Fortunately (for my mental state) I wasn't really considering it a thru hike, but I did hope to go a little ways. Although the concept of a long distance hike is very intriguing I just like getting out into nature. Looks like I will have to be happy with the weekend warrior trips for the time being! :) Happy Trails to all!!!ReplyDelete
Damn...I was wondering what happened...hope you are healing up well and getting out on weekend trips...hiking is truely therapy...get out there.....did you end up moving out west? I'm doing collegiate loop late September...can't wait!!!!ReplyDelete
Sorry for the late response!!! I haven't been able to get out because the knee has been sore even up until now :( I am actually going to go out this coming weekend and throw caution to the wind. Let's hope it holds up!!! How did the Collegiate Loop hike go?Delete