Support. I will venture to say that almost every hiker to pass the halfway point on the AT has a great support system. This is a complicated undertaking, with equipment, health, social, and financial aspects.
This past week, my son was first in the hospital with a bloodclot in his leg, and now in a therapy center. Without my wife Janet’s help, I would be off the trail to take care of his situation.
Instead, I am able to continue my journey. Janet handled this major event, as well as all the other things we usually share to run our lives. She is with me every day in spirit!
Thank you, Janet! I love you!