Well, for the second time I've turned around and headed home after leaving Helena, Mt.
About 3/4 mile out I sprained my ankle pretty badly. Not sure about the future of this hike now. I am heading back to Canada to heal it since I can't afford another 2-3weeks in a hotel without making progress hiking.
I may get back on trail, I may do other hikes around the US depending on the timeframe for healing this sprain.