Q: 300 miles is quite a long way to hike in a week. Was there ever a point during the journey where you thought "what the heck am I doing?" and wanted to quit?
That concludes the interview. If you'd like to see some of the photo highlights, check out these pictures from Mike.
Pictures from Greg. (Note, these are not organized in a "Chuck 300" set, but you can flip through the pages to find where the trip pictures are all uploaded in a series.)
And here are some from my camera.
In closing, I want to say again how grateful I am to all involved, from my team-mates to our donors to those who provided other material support. This adventure may have been germinated in my brain, but it took scores of people to make it a success and I never would have made it to mile one without my truly inspiring co-adventurers. Thank you all so very much.
Also, I want to give a special thanks here to Mike and Bryce. They had the "easy" job of filming this journey, and those of us who were walking and biking may have envied the comfort of their air conditioned car. But while the rest of us will now be resting easy as summer fades into fond memories, these guys will be spending countless hours in the editing room, logging gigabytes of video files and putting it all together into what I'm sure will be an outstanding piece of film work. We are all eagerly awaiting the premier, and I wish them patience and fortitude as they get down to their labors.
Finally, I encourage everyone to continue following Chuck and Jen's journey on the Chuck Pappas Story blog. Most recently, they made the tough decision to take Chuck out of a clinical trial for the experimental drug that was supposed to be inhibiting the growth of blood vessels in the tumor. While it was not easy to give up on the prospect of a potentially valuable treatment, the side effects from that drug were just too severe. Now that he has stopped taking it, he is feeling more like his old self. And I have no doubt that other, better treatments will be coming down the pike. Please continue to offer your love, your optimism and whatever support you can provide as the continue on their path.