"Phil Valentine’s call to walk the Appalachian Trail is a vivid example of moving beyond recovery FROM life-threating illnesses as a means of recovering TO a life of extraordinary possibilities. Thousands of us who have shared the challenges and unexpected gifts from such recovery journeys will be walking in spirit with him.” ~Bill White
June 8, 2015
Life on the Trail.... Phil was spending the night at the Maupin Field Shelter which is around mile 837. He was planning to hike into Waynesboro, VA for a re-supply either today or tomorrow. Exhausting ascents and descents this past week. He's not getting enough calories in. Sami shared that they read packages looking for the lightest food in terms of weight, and the largest amount of calories possible. So, challenge is on Battalion - post any suggestions you may have. We've figured out that sending food is not a good option, Phil would rather shop for it when he re-supplies.