Drew’s last post covers the beginning of his FIRST attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Drew planned to make it to mile 100 last Wednesday, but several of the roads were flooded, meaning no one from the crew would be able to get to him. In addition, the SUV Amy was driving and using to crew him broke down on Wednesday. The mechanic couldn’t find a motor replacement for the RV. After Drew came off the trail Wednesday, they decided to have another vehicle brought to them and found a pop-up camper to replace the RV by the following Sunday (June 15).
Drew restarted from Mt. Katahdin on June 17, running what is known as the 100 Mile Wilderness for the second time. Everything went well on Tuesday, but the crew woke up Wednesday to issues with the pop-up camper that couldn’t be fixed. Drew came off the trail early on Wednesday to help decide what to do next. They made the decision for Amy, Malachi, & Susan to come home rather than buying another camper for them.
Ryan and the film crew have taken over crewing Drew since last Wednesday and Drew has made great time over the last five days. He took Sunday off and has started well today, having completed his longest section between checkpoints (20 miles!). Today included a lot of climbing, but he still feels good physically.