Ziggy and the Bear

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Day 12: Paul (24 miles)
mile 187 – 210 /

Dee: (300 ft + 206 miles)

Paul awoke to 33 degrees once again, but the day quickly heated up to a nearly unbearable 96 degrees. Paul, Ally and Thayer hiked the entire day…across snow and ice encrusted Fuller Ridge.
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Alison negotiating slippery slope without trekking poles

They reached another milestone…mile 200.
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For some reason or another both Paul and Ally misread or rather miscalculated their miles to the next water source, thinking it was 10 not 18 miles. This led to a near dicey situation, as there was no shade to speak of, but they made it to mile 205 and the much appreciated “drinking fountain”.
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There they “cameled” up. Paul estimated he drank at least a “gallon” of water once he got there. Thayer and Ally continued on, as they wanted to get to Ziggy and the Bear’s house for dinner. Paul was a little worn out and was not scheduled to be picked up till Friday afternoon. After a brief nap, Paul texted me via the Delorme to see if I would be able to pick him up. As I was feeling somewhat better, I replied that I could/would. This would be a good test to see what 4 hours in a car would do to my back…and besides I needed him to help me. I was getting lonely and too many things had fallen to the floor that I could not retrieve.
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Meanwhile on the home front, I had another “torture” session with George, this time it was for an hour. He did his best to tame the unruly muscles. I have a love/hate relationship with his elbows. Another adjustment with Dr. Ryan and 4 trigger point injections, I am now walking without severe spasms. The pain has reduced from a constant “10” to a “5-7” depending on what I do. Progress! Yeah! If my progress continues exponentially I should be good to go Sunday/Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

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