Bald River Falls
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 10:41 pm

Having declared a pause on our BMT thru-hike due to my back injury, CareFree and I began a several-day drive back to Maryland, with sightseeing (and hiking) along the way.

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Brookshire Creek
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:51 pm
Location: Tellico River (155.4 miles)

My back cooperated enough that CareFree and I made it to the next road. But that’s as far as we could go. With great reluctance, sanity (and safety) required that we pause our hike with a little less than halfway to go.

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Monday, April 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Location: Brookshire Creek Campsite 148.3 (148.3 miles)

CareFree and I made progress today, but nowhere near as much as we hoped, as my back pain took a major regression. We did hit one milestone, though: halfway.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Location: Sandy Gap (140.4 miles)

After two days off, CareFree and I returned to the trail today. While my back is not yet fully recovered, the pain is gone and most of my flexibility and mobility has returned.

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Tellico Plains
Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Location: TN 68 / Tellico Plains (127.1 miles)

CareFree and I had a lazy day in Tellico Plains, enjoying a museum, and re-planning and obtaining supplies for the next leg of our hike.

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