It’s been good to be home! Being back with Bren and family, our conference grounds family, lots of great food (not trail food), ice cream each night, daily shower- even if I don’t need one, clean clothes every morning, and so much more! It has been relaxing and my knees and elbows are healing.

Bren and I have been discussing if I go back to the A/T. I’ve completed over 550 miles including what I did this spring in Georgia. I still have 1600 miles to go which I can’t cover before my Thanksgiving Day end date. I will not hike after Thanksgiving Day, due to weather conditions, plus the holidays are family time. So… We have decided that I will become a section hiker and try to complete the trail in the next few years hiking 300-350 miles in the September to October, provided my family and work schedule (with board approval), can be worked out. I still very much want to complete the entire trail it will just have to be over a few years, The Lord willing.

I may be hiking for a short period in October this year with one of the hikers I met on the trail this summer as he tries to complete his through hike (his hiking friend has to leave the trail due to work responsibilities on October 3. So I may be going back out?

Bren and I want to thank everyone who have lifted us in prayer and your support for the Grounds ministry. You have been a blessing to us!! I will do my best to keep you informed of my hiking status!!