I have been planning a thru hike on the Foothills Trail for around two years. I have done several day hikes and a few overnights familiarizing myself with the terrain and water stops.
I do not like heat. If I could I would keep the thermostat at 65F (my wife would not let that happen).
I prefer to hike with a buddy for safety and conversation. When I put out a call for those interested to join me and FLRider jumped on the wagon, saying I was excited to have another biker along for the trip would be underestimating my thoughts on the matter.
The trip started well even with the high heat. The trip ended well. The middle was nothing short of a learning experience. I hope that I am better prepared to deal with this sort of thing in the future. Regardless of what happened, I wanted to the two of us to enjoy as much of our plan as possible. FLRider is a hearty guy and someone I would hike with again. All in all, I was glad for the trip. I wonder what comes next.