I’ve just returned from a 10 day hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail. Last year I did 21 days (210 miles) of a planned 40 days, from Harpers Ferry, WV to Albany PA. I was forced to stop early with a stress fracture in my foot. This year I picked up where I left off and hiked 105 miles to High Point State Park, NJ. It was refreshing and rejuvenating.