From Springer Mountain Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine

Thursday, March 22, 2012

You can't teach an old knee injury new tricks

Last night Monica's knee was swollen and causing her severe pain, and the wise decision was made for Monica to call her dad and get medical attention.  The girls had hiked some seven miles Tuesday, spent the night and hiked another twelve or so on Wednesday.  

Guys have football injuries that everyone nods knowingly and sympathetically when the pain returns. For Monica this seems to be an old ballet injury.  Monica's dad picked her up this morning near Woody Gap and is taking her to the doctor in Savannah later in the week.
Macon is okay, a little rattled that her dear friend had to retire from the hike so suddenly but is pressing on knowing she will find hiking partners along the trail, but still worried about Monica's knee.  We will meet her this weekend in Hiawassee where the Trail crosses Route 76, get her restocked and ready for the hike to Gatlinburg, TN for Easter weekend. 

We will update as we get more info, and hopefully Monica will feel up to posting later this week.


  1. Hope you are okay Monica, unwelcome news but health comes first. Will stay tuned for an update, stay strong and stay positive!

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed for Monica! Knee injuries are no joke :(