After much thought I have decided to leave Mike and I’s tour. Between the large amount of weight I have lost, loss of appetite and not wanting to ride my bike I made the tough decision to go home.
I told Mike while planning the trip if it’s not the number one thing in your life don’t go. This applies to thru-hiking or any other long adventure like this one. It was no longer the number one thing in my life.
I have been sugar coating just unhappy I have been and just how bad my stomach had been. For the last week I went to bed wondering if I was going to shit in the tent. This is not my idea of fun, is it yours? This led to terrible sleep adding to my exhausted state. To make matters worse I really didn’t feel like eating for about 4 days. I look like I did after my 4-5 month thru-hikes. Just call me Skeletor.
Alaska has been incredibly beautiful and I’m so happy with what I did see and accomplish on this trip. I will definitely come back again when I can. I hope next time it’s on a motorcycle and I can stop more to explore.
Mike has gone on with Josh, or Honey Badger, and will be taking an alternate route. They left me heading to Dawson City, then to WhiteHorse, Watson Lake, the Cassier HWY, Jasper, Banff and after that is undecided. I’m sure Mike will post to Fabebook as he goes.
When I get home I will post my pictures and videos to Flickr for your viewing pleasure. I will also try to write my thoughts but no promises as I have learned its hard to write them so others can understand properly. Know I’m happily going with a smile.