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Today dawned misty and cold and matched my mood. I felt sad to leave my friend behind. Wished I could be hiking off into the wilderness with him.

We got up early, drove back to Neel Gap, had a quick breakfast together and then I watched him hike until he was out of sight. One last wave and I was on my own.

I stopped into the outfitters to use the rest room before I headed out. I had a 7 hour drive home. I still ached and hurt, but I’d slept well for two nights, so I was past the exhaustion and merely really tired.


Spending 7 hours driving on the interstate after spending 7 days hiking in the woods, was bizarre beyond describing.

The trip was an amazing experience. I realized just how much I love being in nature, how much I want to incorporate more outdoor time into my life. I spent the entire drive thinking about ways to change my life, so I could be outdoors more and take more hikes in the woods.

I also spent a lot of time thinking about how, if I want to hike and backpack, I have to figure out how to do it without bringing on the exhaustion and pain of an RA flare.



Written by wovensongs

February 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

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  1. Welcome home!! It’s been wonderful accompanying you on your journey!!

    Theresa Johnson

    April 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

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