Monday, September 12, 2016

Unintended Zero

Day 160 - September 12
Miles: zero

Well, we tried. Susan has been feeling poorly for a couple days, and when we tried to hike out today it didn't go so well. After a mile we had to turn around. We spent an hour this afternoon with the park service EMT who checked her over thoroughly and didn't feel it was an emergency requiring evacuation to a hospital down lake. The recommendation is rest for a day or two and try again. Thankfully the incredible staff at the lodge managed to squeeze us in a room somehow. There are far worse places to be stuck for a couple days. 

There is no doubt we are worn down to the point of near exhaustion. With only 5 days of hiking left to finish the trail, hopefully a day or two off will do the trick. 


  1. Glad that you will get some rest. I have been worried. I am also glad the EMT was able to give Susan a good once over. Rest as long as you need. The trail will still be there. Enjoy your little trail vacation.

  2. You two are amazing! Hang in there Susan you can do it! Enjoy your rest....

  3. I hope rest, good sleep and food will make you feel rejuvenated.

  4. What a beautiful place to rest and enjoy your memories. Our best to you in your final miles.

  5. I think she needs a dry bed for a day or two. Feel Better!
    You are getting closer to my guess of 9/20/16!

  6. Nice photos of the lake and mtn. Serene. Probably helpful to recuperating....