Our Triple Crown highpoint in Virginia was delightful, but also exacerbated the inevitable aches and pains from trekking up and down mountains in rainy, HOT, and humid weather. The timing seemed right to “zero” (rest) while enjoying our children, family, pups, cat and the leisures of the civilized world.
It’s all good, if a bit disconcerting to be uprooted from the “normalcy” of the trail. We’re enjoying everyday comforts more and feeling physical pain less.
In short, it’s great to be home…and yet recognize a yearning to return to the backcountry wilderness.
Current thinking has us finishing the last bit of VA in Aug/Sept, and our last “half” (940 miles or so) in 2020.
For now we’re looking forward to reconnecting and appreciate all the thoughts, prayers, and comments along the way.