On the Downhill Side…

Talked with Jeff tonight…he has hooked up with some crazy guys who have pushed him to no not one!! He and three other guys hiked 25.6 miles today and will hike another 22 miles tomorrow!!  It seems they talked him into “slack packing” to cover lots of miles. They’re hiking with light packs and taking shuttles to different locations…not sure how it all works, but they’re covering some ground. Jeff said it reminded him of the really good times of Rebecca’s bout with AML…there were some major struggles and hardships and then she’d be in remission and things would go so well and lots of progress would be made…much like these two days on the trail. The trail is truly a lot like Rebecca’s journey…lots of ups and downs with some beautiful smooth sailing in between.

We’re coming up on the downhill side of this leg of Jeff’s journey. Please continue to pray for him and lend your support in any way you are able. Please share Jeff’s story with anyone you know.

By the way, when I went to Hot Springs with Greg and Wendy, Greg went to video Jeff on the trail, in all his gear, and interview him for The Tarheel Traveler spot on Wral-TV. It is my understanding that the spot will be aired on WRAL-TV on Monday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to tune in!!

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About jeffsimpsonhiker

Through-hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, St Baldrick's and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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