When Your Body Speaks

Day 7 Stunning Views

Day 7 Stunning Views

Today, we had our longest hike so far, arriving in the late afternoon at Low Point Gap.

Pilgrim

Pilgrim

Pilgrim arrived a good 30 to 60 minutes before me at our planned campsite.

SlimTim

SlimTim

It seems that this place is aptly named.  For me, this is a low point.  Over the last couple of days, it’s become increasingly obvious that the steep downhills are not doing my artificial knees any favors.  I’m finding that I need to use my poles to support my weight on every step-down, which is slowing me down greatly.  I knew my artificial knees could be the weak link but I didn’t know how they would handle the mountain terrain until I gave it a go.

Day Seven Scenes

Great Views, Rocky Terrain

As much as I hate to bail on Pilgrim, the best interest of my health tells me I should come off the trail.  We will hike 10 miles tomorrow to the nearest road and I will drop off the trail.

What goes up must come down!

Steep, Rocky Terrain

Happy Trails,
SlimTim

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Slim Tim and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to When Your Body Speaks

  1. Michael Paulsen says:

    Total Admiration.

    Like

  2. Chris says:

    Totally support you and your health.

    Agree,total admiration.

    Like

  3. Maribeth Hartin says:

    So sorry, but one never knows until they know. Sometimes we just have to bow to the inevitable, but knowing you gave it a shot should give you a feeling of accomplishment. As a hiker friend of mine said “even if they’re on the trail only a week it will change them”. Perhaps you can identify with that at this pointl

    Like

  4. Margaret Mattoc says:

    You gave it your best, most would not attempt such a challenge. My admiration for you and Pilgrim attempting the hike.You can say what others can’t “we tried.👏🏼

    Like

  5. Shannon Jacobs says:

    Will Pilgrim continue alone?

    Like

    • SlimTim says:

      He is planning to continue. He will have a lot of company out on the trail as it seems a lot of folks started early this year as we did.

      Like

  6. Avery says:

    You the man. My brother. Get those knees strengthened up and when I retire we can try it again.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s