On a hiatus from medical school, Sharon is thru-hiking the AT with her boyfriend Nate. Having conquered thirteen of the forty-six high peaks of the Adirondacks, a 115-mile week-long on the North Country Trail and a month of hauling their packs around their tiny hometown, they think they’re ready to make it To Katahdin.
My brain stopped going. Nurses were leaping from one room to another, monitors were beeping to the rhythm of the heart, patient papers were flying off of the printer and I remained motionless in the middle of it all. I was done considering; we were going to do it.