Day 108: Update on Rob

Publish date: Aug 4, 2019

After a few days and some antibiotics, Rob is still tired but getting back on trail. He’s about 80 miles behind me now, and is hoping to catch up soon. His test was negative for Lyme disease, but since he caught it early on the test is only 30-40% accurate. He’ll never know for sure.

I just want to take a moment to note that a lot of the fears us hikers have are not over bears, creepy people, or getting lost. We do have those fears, but we know they’re pretty irrational if you stay smart. We fear the common hike-enders: shin splints, stress fractures, and Lyme’s. I feel for Rob, having seen that fear come true. It seems he isn’t going to let it end his hike though.