Leaving the Appalachian Trail

Thanks to all who have been following my blog, but today I quit my hike.

As with many decisions, there are multiple reasons, but the biggest hurdle is the lack of cooperation of my body.

I have been limping with a sore right heel since May 18th.  It has not healed. Two days ago, I injured my left knee.  I struggled through two 10 mile days…

So, I end this journey with 920 miles to my credit, in northern Virginia. 

I will post a trip summary soon.  Thanks again,

Curious George

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11 thoughts on “Leaving the Appalachian Trail

  1. Alan, YOU DID A GREAT JOB!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 920 MILES!!!!!! THAT’S A LOT OF HIKING AND I DO NOT KNOW ANYONE ELSE THAT DID THAT!!!!!!! WELCOME HOME AND JUST IN TIME TO CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY!!!!!!!!!

  2. Alan, great walking! I am totally impressed and know that when you decide to finish the AT you will!

    Let me know when you’re home maybe you’d like to hike up around me? I’d love it.
    Be well as Mark J says, “Peace be the journey.”
    Kathy

  3. I don’t believe you have quit. I would say you have pressed pause. Come home, see the kids, relax and when you are ready you will return and finish. It may be in a few months or it may be in a year but when you decide to continue you will.

  4. Hi CG,

    I’m sorry for your injury. And you did a decision… to the right time. There is a life after the AT. And i met one of the strongest man and could walked so many weeks with him. No crying about the blisters you had since the first day.
    I will remember all these days we had together… and we are no sissie 😉

    Hope we met somehow before i go to Minnesota.

    IsntBlack

  5. Congratulations on the amazing 920! Be proud of what you’ve accomplished. If you ever choose to continue, well then that will be an adventure for another day. You’ve represented our Little Rhody well!

  6. Hi CG,

    I’m so sorry for your injury. And you did a decision… to the right time. There is a life after the AT. And i met one of the strongest man and could walked so many weeks with him. No crying about the blisters you had since the first day.
    I will remember all these days we had together… and we are no sissies 😉

    I’m excited to meet you on the 26th of June!

    IsntBlack

    • Thank you! I will drive to visit with you, so let me know where you will be on the 25th. Also, tell me if you need anything. Perhaps some trail magic, or slack pack the next day? CG

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