Guest post and photos by: Stephanie Grace
After months of planning, shakedown hikes and overthinking my gear choices and one white-knuckle shuttle ride from the Reno airport to Tahoe City, I was 88 miles into my thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail when I began to feel a snapping sensation in my leg.
I chalked it up to normal hiker fatigue and carried on. A few miles later and not long after I passed a wooden elevation marker at 7,777 feet, stabbing pain replaced the snapping sensation. I dropped my pack and hobbled to sit down under a nearby tree. [Read more…] about When to Quit a Long-Distance Hike