Below are a couple of short video clips that give you a brief appreciation of trail hiking.
(Turn up your sound.)
Friday - 3/9 on the trail above Hammondsport.
Saturday evening at the Roger's Hill Lean-To, after 27 miles of backpacking for the day; I was fixing myself a cup of hot soup, very pleased with my progress and only one more day before reaching my goal "pull out" point of Ithaca, NY. As I was pouring the boiling water into a my cup the pot jiggled loose from the handle spilling boiling water onto my sock covered foot. I immediately pulled the sock off and poured cold water on the injury.
Too late the damage was done and the hike was over.
(Fortunatly with the warm evening a local ATV rider was able to help transport me to a rendezvous spot where my wife could pick me up.)
...so here I sit dispite all the rational thoughts; trying to sort this out in my mind to bring some closure to this issue.
Accident - Any unpleasant or unfortunate occurence involving injury, loss, suffering, or death; a casualty; mishap. - as defined by my old Funk & Wagnalls dictionary.
... viewer discretion advised.