Nope, couldn’t do it. That’s it for me daydreaming hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Coming down Blood Mountain yesterday, I tweaked my knee. I hobbled down over a mile to Mountain Crossing and took a couple ibuprofen. It took every ounce of effort to hike the next two miles to camp.
I took more pain relief before bed. I slept well, and felt ok this morning, but the downhills just killed my knee. And, I had my very first fall. it had been raining and lost grip walking down a rock face. Three more miles to the next gap, I knew I’m done.
Sorry to let everyone down. So disappointed that I couldn’t do this. I’m done trying long haul hiking and once my knee is better, I’ll stick to shorter hikes in Ontario.
Thanks for all the encouragement and support.