I came down with shin splints in my left leg this past Thursday hiking out of Burney. I had little choice but to carry on in significant pain for another 53 miles to a place I could hitch a ride to Mt. Shasta to rest. I have been here for a few days and I think my leg is improving a little, but its difficult to say. I can little afford any more time off as I need to finish the trail by the beginning of October. I will hit the trail again this afternoon and hope my leg continues to heal as I go.
Since leaving Sierra City a couple weeks ago, I’ve been hiking alone and making good progress. I am confident and motivated to get back on track and speed up through Oregon and Washington. I was hoping to be to Ashland, Oregon by more birthday on the 17th, but now that will be delayed a few days. I will provide more updates on my progress when I get there.