The poor weather and slippery trail conditions really set our hikers back. 24 miles would be the longest hike Two Bad would have ever made. After such a rough week of falling, twisting, aching, and bleeding, Two Bad made a difficult decision. Finishing Vermont with Hansel and Gretel was a goal he had set for himself, a goal he mostly certainly could have accomplished had circumstances been different. But pushing out these last 24 miles was simply too much on this day. Hansel suspected Two Bad had mixed emotions on the matter. Perhaps he was a little disappointed that he wasn't able to finish, but in realizing what he would have to do in order to cross the boarder, he was probably a bit relieved to be off the Trail. He has done much more than most 50+ year olds could have done. Maybe even more than most people of any age could have done! And we are all incredibly proud of him for that! He is a shinning example of how approaching life with the right attitude makes all the difference. Despite his many aches and pains, he maintained a positive perspective and kept pushing through! Two Bad, you are a champion!
Gretel at Kent Pond