Yesterday we had reports from Death Valley that Todd Carmichael was calling off his solo expedition across that desolate place, only to be told later that he wasn’t quite finished yet. Today we get another update, this time confirming that the expedition is indeed finished.
Todays update comes courtesy of Todd’s home team once again, with Brian Hart telling us that after a long night of soul searching in the desert, Todd has decided that his quest for the self supported long distance trekking record would be nearly impossible, as would be his double traverse of Death Valley along his intended route. With that realization in mind, he has decided to circle back to where he started, where his long time friend and partner will pick him up. He is expected to be retrieved from the desert around noon local time on Thursday.
Brian promises that Todd will update us with more details in the near future, and I’m sure that the long distance trekker is disappointed that he won’t be continuing on. Knowing what kind of heart Todd has, I’m sure it is safe to say that he gave it his best, and he definitely knows when it is time to call it a day and head home. You can bet there will be a root beer float waiting for him when does head back to civilization.
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