I just walked in the door… my stomach hurts, I have no appetite and my body hurts all over.
8.8 miles round trip, with close to 2900 feet of elevation gain for the whole trip with a 40 pound pack. My body got pushed to its limits… and managed to hold together long enough to make it back to the car.
It was just over 9 hours of hiking and when I finally got back to the car and stopped… a few people in the parking lot asked if I was ok… I said yeah sure im ok why do you ask… “Your entire body is steaming”… I had gone so hard, when I finally came to a rest my entire body was steaming like a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning…
Was it worth pushing myself to the brink?
When I spotted myself on 20m HF, and a pileup formed waiting to make contact with me… I knew it was worth every second of the pain.
Ill eventually digest some footage and pictures and see if I can throw together a movie for youtube… but as of right now, My body is too stiff to move, and my brain is too shot to think.
It was an amazing day! Thank you everyone for watching and working me.
Andrew - K2FR