July 30th, 2012

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The Children of Jedediah Smith Ride Again, part V

We spent an inordinate amount of time this trek tending to Cheyanne's feet. She developed blisters very early on. It seems we had to stop and tend her heels at least once -- sometimes twice -- a day. The doctor in our sister crew assisted with her care several times, too. We used moleskin, band-aids, different socks, different shoes; nothing worked. They would just be healing up nicely and she would rub them raw again. It frequently made her miserable, but she deserves a special Toughness award for keeping going, despite the pain.Collapse )