Sunday, August 5, 2012

DIP, Becky, and Blood Bank to the rescue....again....

Well I finally had my biggest trail snag thus far, getting food poisoning or some bug on the trail. It led to some major dehydration and me needing to be off the trail for a few days. Luckily, DIP and his wife and children happened to be at Burney Falls SP and came and rescued me from Old Station where I was in hot, miserable shape. What an amazing trail angel family. They took me to their camp and filled me up with drinks, fresh fruit and vegetables, and got me feeling a ton better. They live real close to mile marker 350 and took me in when I was just a month into this adventure, and gave a group of us some much needed time off from the desert, and the timing then couldn't have been any better, just like this time! What a great time it was seeing them and spending time with the whole family. It was the best thing that could have happened when I was feeling that horrible. So once again, right when I've thought the trail has gotten the best/worst of me, something or someone is there to keep my head on straight and keep my spirits up! What a great adventure this last three months has been, I hope it continues forever. For reals.
I am feeling a bit better today, looking to get back to hiking solid once my buddy Wolverine catches up with my wallet...definitely needed today off as well!

Thanks for all the kind words of support and concern, all you amazing people are mostly what keep me going everyday. Knowing so many of you are wishing you could be in my shoes makes me feel so fortunate for living this 'on the road' lifestyle. It is so amazing and fulfilling, so thank you all so much, truly.


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