Pacific Crest Trail (2018) Pre-Hike 1: Screwed

Sunday, January 21, 2018

[Insert wordless howl into the abyss here.] Two days ago, I fell and sprained (or possibly fractured) my foot or ankle. The doctor ordered x-rays and put me on crutches for two weeks, which I intend to spend scaring myself with questionable medical websites. A good chunk of time remains before my start date, but nonetheless I’m worried about potential recovery time and losing fitness – I know how much strain a long hike puts on my body when I’m physically fit, so with all due respect to people who are injured/recovering from an injury and begin a hike anyway, I would consider myself mad to start hiking with one.

Also I need to do laundry, but it’s a nuisance to carry clothes when using crutches (the true tragedy…)


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