Day 8 & 9: Deja vu

Miles Hiked = 0

Deja vu is a classic 1970 album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. I remember it well from my teenage years.

But, UNFORTUNATELY, that’s not what I’m referring to. Instead, I’m referring to Donna’s knee and the events from one year ago when she had to leave the trail in Big Bear.

While we slept last night in our tent (in the manzanita forest at Casa de Luna), I dreamt about Donna’s knee. All night long. By the time morning arrived I had decided that she should leave the trail before she does any further damage to her poor knee. I expected her to protest and put up a fight. She did for a minute. But as soon as she got up and realized that she could barely walk, she agreed that her hike was over.

Bummer! We were both saddened about our new reality – we were not going to be able to hike the trail together, even in sections.

I knew that we weren’t that far from Palmdale, where we could rent a car and make the two hour drive home. When we advised Terrie Anderson of Donna’s knee problems and our plans, she offered to drive us to the Enterprise office. Before we left we signed the 2019 Banner for all the hikers that have stayed at Casa de Luna.

Did you find our names? Not our city names. Our tail names (Trailwine and Tutu).

Thank you Terrie for your kindness and hospitality. As I mentioned in my last post, the Andersons truly are Trail Angels to the PCT community.

It took about 30 minutes to drive to the car rental office. A fellow hiker (PCP for “pretty cool person”) needed to get to LAX so she came with us and we dropped her off on the drive home.

Donna and I decided that I would continue with our dream in a few days and complete this section hike to Kennedy Meadows. While there may only be two feet physically continuing on the path to Canada there will definitely be four feet in spirit.

Thanks for your support.

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