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[*] posted on 5-18-2022 at 08:56 AM


I'm going to be up at Horseshoe Meadows on June 5. If you are back on trail and need anything I can bring it up the hill to you, or even give you a lift down to Lone Pine.

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[*] posted on 5-18-2022 at 10:12 AM


If it's like my knee then you probably have damaged your meniscus. This is likely due to not strengthening it with exercises prior to starting the journey. But who knows. It may be a combination of carrying too much weight, age, and uneven ground. If this doesn't require surgery I would rest this knee for many weeks and build the strength up after it heals. Resuming the hike will damage the meniscus further and make the issue bigger. It will be interesting to see the results of the MRI.
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[*] posted on 5-26-2022 at 11:33 PM


Update: thanks to everyone that followed along and offer help, comments and words of encouragement. After my week in Tehachapi trying to recover, I finally admitted to myself that the problem wasn't minor. After making the trip home and seeing the doctor I found that I have a compression fracture halfway across my left tibia, just below the knee.
So no more hiking this year or next to allow things to heel. I made it 452 miles to the town of Agua Dolce, so I will be picking up in 2024 to finish what I started!

[Edited on 5-27-2022 by advrider]
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[*] posted on 5-27-2022 at 06:59 AM


Glad you found the problem and you're on the road to healing. The trail will always be there, so don't rush the recovery.
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[*] posted on 5-27-2022 at 08:13 AM


Bones heal better than cartilage, or the ligaments and tendons that are attached to them, so it could have been worse. Good luck with the healing process!



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[*] posted on 5-27-2022 at 01:02 PM


Bravo as to how far you got. Speedy recovery we wish you
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[*] posted on 5-28-2022 at 06:23 AM


Indeed... congratulations on doing all that you did and heal well my friend!



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[*] posted on 5-28-2022 at 08:15 AM


Here's to a speedy recovery and another go at it. Bones recover completely and therefore this is good news.
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