hey everyone..I am still alive and on the move.
right now I am in Temecula staying with a former thru Tall Paul 04 great guy. having some knee issues but got cortisone shots 2 new braces, new shoes and will be back to resume from Warner springs..yep only 109 in so far I missed 3 and half days to kick off and 2 here recovering and resupplying and 1 on trail zero after some TERRIBLE weather.I have had it all,
hot start,freaking blizzard thru laguna,rain and some wind send from hell,blisters,knee problems,and I sat on a freakin cactus..talk about fun..
but I had 2 corndogs in the rain and things magicly were better, so I climbed from scissors in a wind ALL day to a semi secluded area ,battened down and stayed for 2 nights, had my 1st break down and took off, it's been better since, nice hiking the last couple days into warner.
the kick off was great..got to meet some GREAT people,
alot of thoseI had always said I would like to meet
WARNER SPRINGS MONTY on and on and on....
the PCT is special the people , the volunteers,the organizers..all I can say is WOW
I have witnessed the trail angels leaving water, they hauled in to 3rd gate, the unbelievable trail work a short way from the border.
the tremendous effort it takes to even pull off ADZPCTKO
and I feel so blessed to be here.
as I have said before, I couldn't be here if it were not for BPL with all the help I recieved.
THANK YOU ALL.
anyway I am learning more as I go, getting used to my gear
letting my body dictate my pace, I am listening to it
I will continue to progress and get stronger..I sure am not 20 anymore TOTO but I made it this far, so no reason I cant do it.
on a side note ..when I started I weighed 200lb I weighed tonight and I am 182.5lb thats alot since the 17th with 5 zero's..but I am not hungry..I force myself to eat..o'well I guess the HIKER HUNGER with kick in eventualy.
I want to thank Terry Thompson for picking me up and getting me started aswell as cutting my weight and saving me on Laguna and just being a good person..thanks Terry
and Tall Paul 04 for getting me back to Laguna and letting me heal at his house and getting me back to Warner tomorrow
anyhow I was able to meeet alot of hikers, ALOT..
and it was cool, to explain to some just how this BPL community came together to help a felloew hiker even be there, choked me up a few times..
thank you all ..well its now 4th almost 5th and and I am behind of where I thought I should be..but you know what I am just where I am supposed to be
109 down..lots to go..KEEP PUSHIN
ps.ZOMBIE.thanks bud..missed you