One developed a nagging injury and another had a serious injury that required getting off the trail for more than a week. Two got sick and needed to skip some miles to stay with the group.
Others decided they needed to hike at their own pace. And Tengo Hambre had only intended from the start to go part of the way.
Here’s the thing, though. Every single one of the people I hiked with, whether it was for a day or it was for more than seven weeks, made a lasting impression on me and a big impact on my trail experience.