|Wretched definition: (of a person) in a very unhappy of unfortunate state. |
Scaled to first world standards, that pretty much sums it up.
|Fun, fast travel coming off Swan peak.|
|Striking tarn in the headwaters of Lion creek.|
Thoughts: I am committed to getting out of the mountains safely every time, and made the right decision to bail. The stomach distress was a one-off, and it was not realistic to complete such a daunting outing in my deteriorated state. That being said, I am bitterly disapointed. Having failed at several multi day outings over the years, and at a string of races in the past year, it is hard not to wonder if I have the mental toughness to execute long and challenging outings like this. On a positive note, I am recovering very quickly, and am excited at how much healthier my body is overall this year compared to last year, especially my knee. And, I think I have gear dialed and sufficient motivation to give it another go.
Stay tuned for a rematch!