Just a Quick Update About My Visit to the Doctor…

I went to the doctor yesterday for a follow-up for the Ehrlichia. I still have not been up to par, and have had lingering symptoms, which include pain in my muscles, night sweats, headaches (which started back up on the day I quit the antibiotics) and tiredness. The Doctor I have gone to ONCE here … Continue reading Just a Quick Update About My Visit to the Doctor…

I Have A Fractured Rib

The bus ride home was brutal. I left the bus station in Rutland, Vermont at about 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and didn’t arrive home until around 4:00 p.m. on Friday. To say that riding the bus for that long is brutal, is an understatement. It would have been difficult for a normal person, but especially … Continue reading I Have A Fractured Rib

VerMUD-It’s true!

I passed into Vermont on my second day back on the trail. I typically don’t like stereotypes, and in all honesty, I do not remember Vermont being this way in 2016. MOST of Vermont has been mud, rather than trail this year! I’m not joking. There have been long stretches of mud and water puddles, … Continue reading VerMUD-It’s true!


As I was walking down the trail the day I left Salisbury, I saw a big group of teenagers. I was actually making a difficult descent, and I heard someone say, ‘Hiker coming through!” As I neared the group, one of the guys said, “Did you stay with my Great Grandmother, Maria McCabe?”I said, “Yes … Continue reading Cameron


I got the results of the tests I had done in the E.R. I tested Negative for Lyme, but Positive for Ehrlichia- a tick-borne Disease that is similar to Lyme, and also treated with antibiotics. Basically, when you get bitten by a tick infected with the bacteria, it transfers the bacteria into your bloodstream and … Continue reading Ehrlichia