Location: Dalton, Massachusetts
Miles to go: 620
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”.
I have slammed into the proverbial brick wall!! I have reached a level of exaustion that I have seldom known. Mile after mile of walking and not getting adequate rest and caloric intake has depleted all my energy.
For the first time in this journey, I have considered calling it quits! However, I have heard over and over again, “fatigue almost always occurs to everyone attempting an AT thru- hike” and, “before quitting slow down, quit concentrating on daily miles completed, and take some days off”.
So, I am doing the above, and I am handing this burden over to the Lord! He has promised to give me rest for my soul. I love the word picture of Psalms 23: 2-3, as it says “He MAKES ME (my emphasis) lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul….”
Please be in prayer for me as I finish the last 620 miles. Pray that I get the needed rest along the way and that I allow the Lord to refresh my body, my mind, and my spirit.
When a Hiker drops something on the trail, the next Hiker hangs the item in a tree in hopes that the rightful owner finds it. I found this hat and took the pic as a way of telling my daughter-in-law “Happy Birthday Pretty Girl!!” And yes, I placed the hat back in the tree.
“Blueberry” Minta Ray, the blueberries are plentiful! I eat some every day
Massachusetts has some views, but what I have loved the most are the forest with very large towering trees.
Enlarge this pic and you will see a very large bear standing on the trail looking right at me and making sure that I know that he is the boss I get it!! I get it!!