I will not be heading out to the trail again this fall! My fellow hikers from this summer, Lucky Boy & Gringo Loco, who I was going to join up with for a couple of weeks through Pennsylvania and Maryland have changed their hiking plans. Lucky Boy has a friend joining him on October 3 and they will be hiking together untill the tenth when they will leave the trail for some family time. Gringo is now going to pick up his pace and catch up with some other southbound hikers (Chris & Madison) so that he can complete the trail before Christmas. Which means I would be hiking alone to Harpers Ferry after the 10th of October.

Brenda and I have now decided that it would be best for me and Brenda’s peace of mind that I do not hike alone and go back to the trail for just a week of hiking with Lucky Boy and his friend. Our new plan now is

for me to hike next September and October (2019) from Rutland , Vermont to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia with a good friend who is planning to join me.

Brenda and I again say Thank You! To everyone for all your thoughts and prayers!! We hope to continue this A/T journey in the years to come, the Lord willing, for myself as a section hiker to complete the trail Brenda as she supports me in this endeavor along with our entire ministry team and Conference Grounds family! You are a blessing to us!!