Recently I have encountered several section hikers that have quit early. Some had injuries and some were fed up with the rain. That is one of the differences between the mentality of section hikers vs thru-hikers. Section hikers can give up and go home, thru-hikers know there will be trials and it’s all part of the trail. People leaving is kind of demoralizing though. I have not felt like giving up yet, which is good. I know those days will come, but I hope I can weather them.
I have definitely had pain and rain, so hopefully Maine is in my future. 🙂
Hiking the trail is not easy – but it has been rewarding and fun at times too. We are all in this together and the hard days become good stories. I’m still happy to be out here and I thank God every day that my body is able to do this.
Thanks so much for your support and prayers! I couldn’t do it without all of you!