Hikus Interruptus

Posted By on July 28, 2013

Hikus Interruptus

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So there I was, doing what I assumed would be a nice 5 to 6 mile lollipop loop hike up the Escoheag Trail to the Sand Hill Trail to the Mount Tom Trail and back. It was a damp day, a bit drizzly, cool weather. All-in-all I was really looking forward to it. My legs were pretty much recovered from earlier in the week.

Then I slipped on a damp rock. Hours later, the X-ray would show 2 and possibly 3 separate breaks to my left ankle. But not before I had to be carried out of Arcadia by the kind gentlemen of Exeter’s volunteer fire and rescue department. (Thanks so much guys!)

I won’t know till later this week how long I will be out of commission—I have yet to consult with an orthopedic surgeon—but I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s going to be many months before I find myself back in the woods. I will keep you all posted.

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6 Responses to “Hikus Interruptus”

  1. Jeff says:

    Auntie,
    I hope you’ll continue posting through your convalescence!! Mend well and mend SOON!!

  2. Sucks, Auntie. Please heal quickly, and look forward to getting back on the trail. Just think: all the nasty bugs will be gone!!!!

  3. jean says:

    This is not the usual way to commune with nature. So sorry to see and hear you have broken bones and had such a painful experience. Really enjoyed your hiking comments until now. Good luck healing. .

  4. Tracy says:

    OMG. No! Crap! This is terrible!!! It’s going to be really hard to hike with crutches!

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