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Appalachian Hike Update

May 15, 2008 | Posted by admin

Despite a week of rain and enduring an old ankle injury Zach is scheduled to arrive at the halfway mark of the entire Appalachian Trail on Saturday May 17th.

Zach’s mom, Cheryl Dorvinen, received word from Zach that he had arrived at Front Royal, Virginia on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately he had to slow down a little last week because of pain in his ankle. Cheryl explained that when Zach was fifteen he fell when climbing his tree blind during bow hunting season, breaking his talus bone. The Talus bone is the main weight bearing bone of the tibia and fibula.


Zach’s parents plan on picking up Zach and his dog, Max, on the weekend of May 31st to bring him home for his high school graduation. He will be spending a week at home to rest and enjoy a little down time before jumping back on the trail.

We are proud of Zach and his determination to finish the trail for such a worthy cause. We will continue to support Zach and replenish his supply of FruitFast Fruit Supplement Bars to help keep his energy and stamina up while hiking.

We are staying in contact with Zach’s family and will post any news on Zach’s progress as we receive it.

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