-Why the AZT? The Arizona Trail is an obsession in our home along with National Parks. We just talk about it a lot. Blaine and I talk about thru-hiking a lot and Triple Crowning. He and I section hike the AZT often and he kept saying he was going to thru-hike it as an adult...I know that is not very likely with his medical conditions. I want to give him this present and make all of his dreams come true. -How much does Blaine weigh? Blaine is 54lbs. -Why do you carry him? Blaine has medical conditions that make it dangerous to hike on his own. He can hike solo on areas where there are no where to fall off. So, he sometimes hikes solo. However, he stumbles and falls often so I would be carrying him most of the way. -How are you going to pull this off? Determination and help. Hiking is more mental than physical. It truly is. Thru-hiking is totally more mental. Even section hiking is. I love him so much and I know that even at my most exhausted, I can take a zero day and start again the next day. -When do you leave? March 16, 2020! -Will this break records? We sure will. When we finish, Blaine will be the youngest finisher. He will also be medically fragile hiker. Michelle will also be the first person to carry a person across the trail. -Can we hike the trail with you? PLEASE do! If you want to, we would love the help! Information will be posted closer to our departure date! We would love all the help we can get!
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