Honestly, I did think that if we cut the hike short for weather-related and health safety reasons, it might stand as a good example for someone else to follow some day. I did not realize how much the heat had sapped the energy out of me. And that's not something you get back from one rest break.
My Foothills Trail photo album.
100 pics. My fellow hikers will probably add a few more. Almost all have captions, so those are a trip report of sorts.
I already have two local Nashville hikers asking to go back in the fall to finish the hike.