Vernon, NJ to Salisbury, CT [1496 miles]

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There’s a saying on the trail:

No rain.
No pain.
No Maine.

In New York, I found the pain. There was a day last week when every step sent waves of pain shooting through my foot.

I finally had to admit defeat and stop hiking. I setup my tent, crawled in, and wondered if my foot was broken.

I sat there, staring at my feet in brand new socks and cried. 1400 miles had finally started to take a toll on my body. I blamed myself.

I cannot tell you how much it hurts. How badly I wanted to cover miles and how disappointed I was with my body.

Anything else can break, but not my feet. Anything but that.

Since then, I had a few low mile days. I loosened the laces of my shoes, popped pain killers… And waited.

My prayers were answered. It is slowly getting better. Yes, it still hurts, but it’s healing.

Right now, I’m curled up at the Bearded Woods Bunk and Dine in Connecticut.

It is one of the best secrets of the trail. I have been spoiled here.

I don’t feel like a hiker.
I feel like a person again.

(Thank You!)

(Sorry for the quick update. I have to get packed up and hit the trail.)

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Categories: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York | 11 Comments

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11 thoughts on “Vernon, NJ to Salisbury, CT [1496 miles]

  1. Angie

    I pray your foot is feeling better. Keep on keepin’ on! Your journey is near its end. What amazing memories you are making. Best to you Acorn!

  2. You got this!!! 😀

  3. Oh, where do you get those two maps you use in the beginning of your posts? If it’s okay with you, my fiance and I want to use those next year when we are hiking, they are such an awesome idea! We will give you full credit for the idea too and link your blog in the first post we use them. ❤

  4. We’re wishing your feet a speedy recovery. Thanks for posting some amazing pics.

  5. hope all is going well! wondering what happened to your friend you left springer with??

  6. So good to read your blog, Acorn! So happy for you! What a journey ~ your photos are beautiful! Maps from the Summit Sisters 🙂

  7. Vollzeitvater

    I do always enjoy your pictures of the AT, nice blog. I had it linked on my own blog some weeks ago to get you some more readers from Germany. A picture says more than a thousand words, but i like your writing either. 😉

  8. Jill Wood

    Way to hang in there. Keep up the spirits and your feet will endure.

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