Posted: Tue Jun. 12, 2012 8:48 am
Russell had no cell connection for 2 weeks.
He was bitten by a spider while sleeping in a shelter the first of June. This forced him to hike off the trail to the nearest town, Troutdale, Virginia with a population of 124. Luckily, Russell found good people, Ken & Mary Riggins, who aided him with a hospital trip, the recovery week and the use of their phone.
Russell expects to test his trail skills today (Tuesday 6/12) and hopes to be heading north again on Wednesday 6/13.
Strength, good health & maintain your usual soft gentle self.