You never know when you might need them

Bert “Wildcat” Emmerson just returned home after having being forced to end his Continental Divide Trail thru-hike a little early.

He got severe frostbite after being stuck in a New Mexico snowstorm.

Emmerson lives in Maryville, just down the road from me. In today’s Daily Times newspaper he describes his ordeal and what he’s doing now.

“I’m playing ‘save the toes’ right now,” Emmerson said. “It looks like I’ll get to keep them.”


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