I have had time where I should have had enough to start feeling better and at this point I am still feeling exhausted and sick. I have taken medicine for a week, some powerful ulcer medication, but it has only made minor improvements to how I feel.
I am still waking up exhausted and feel like I may need ‘at least’ another week so, I hate saying this but I need to call it a scratch at this point and will need to section hike other parts at some other point in time later down the line.
I lost enough weight and seem to have left myself vulnerable to sickness. I came down with some poison oak on my leg several days after going off trail which I didn’t get on the trail even though I know I brushed it with my legs and arms. I have a cold of some kind of mild flu which seems to keep going and could be part of why I feel like crap.
It sucks, it really sucks, but I am okay with it, there is no way I can go back out like this and so there is really not any options for me for hiking now.
What can you do?
Tomorrow I pick up a rental car and am going to do a bit of travel around and will see PCT friends in Ashland and will be available to give rides around town (REI) starting on Friday afternoon.
I will be updating my posts with tons of videos and will be going through to proof and add in more information on each one, also I will be adding an index for this hike and will be updating my gear list which radically changed from what I initially brought with me and it should be noted that many of those items I discarded, some failed and some were replaced or duplicated.
I will make posts about it obviously.