Just a quick update – presently we are resting in a little town called “IdylWild, CA” (which incidentally is the source of the misnomeric Yosemite Decimal System utilized in categorizing walking / hiking / climbing difficulty) nursing what seems to be a stress fracture in Kathryn’s right lateral foot. Potentially this is a cuboid stress fracture which might keep us off the trail for the next few weeks (in the first few weeks of a stress fracture there is only 10% sensitivity with x-ray to demonstrate the fracture per Dr. Veldman). Kathryn did injure her foot in a climbing accident a number of years ago – so this potentially could be a re-injury of a ligamentous structure (“an itis of the enthesis”) – however it has persisted over four full days of rest without improving.
We are currently planning for likely 2 weeks off trail to re-consider our options which include:
- Trail angeling for other hikers for a few weeks.
- Driving to Vancouver.
- Hiking south from Manning Park in July.
In any case – we think it better to take a few weeks off to make sure she heals well enough to continue.