Still off trail…

Hello from Santa Cruz!

We hung tough in Wrightwood for a solid 5 days and realized that Justin’s leg was going to take a lot longer to heal than we had expected. So we decided to leave…

 

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We took some buses & rented a car to go to Big Sur – where Hipnic music festival and some of our dearest friends would be.

 

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We had an amazing time camping under the redwoods and listening to incredible live music!

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On day 3 of the festival a 6 year old threw a rock and it landed on my face (as I was lying next to the river). I got a tooth knocked out, a good cut on my lip and a couple of chipped teeth. Scott, Molly, Curtis & Justin took real good care of me & our time at the Hipnic was over.

 

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Thanks for the picture Scotty!

The lovely Dr. Hardy came in on Mother’s Day to work on my mouth & stitch up my lip.

 Then w

e came to Santa Cruz to stay with Amber – she made us feel so at home! I had more dental work done the next day.

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After 10 days of not hiking the trail is feeling so far away. We are trying to stay positive and take care of our bodies, minds and spirits -but it has definitely been a challenge.  We are incredibly grateful for our amazing friends!!!!!

 Justin’s leg is still sore but starting to feel better. I am better too, my mouth will be tender for a while and I will be wearing partial braces to stabilize my tooth- but hopefully it will “grow” back into place- so I won’t need a falsey.

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We hope to be back on the trail by Friday (5/16). Wish us luck!

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