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Big Hike Brings Big Questions for Colorado Springs Man

Big Hike Brings Big Questions for Colorado Springs Man

By Lance Benzel

When Wesley Trimble wrapped up a 2,660-mile trek on the Pacific Crest Trail in September, he might have become the first person with cerebral palsy to complete the hike.

The experience offered more proof that a permanent limp can’t deter him, but it also spawned a vexing question.

“It’s a hard transition, to go from life on trail,” said Trimble, a Woodland Park native who quit his job as a laser operator at a precision metal manufacturer and began the journey in April. “You spend 4½ months pursuing that goal, then you reach that goal and you’re like, ‘OK. What do I do now?'”

Call it his next challenge.

At 27, Trimble is back working part time in Colorado Springs while trying to figure out his place in the world. Trouble is, the months he spent hiking from Campo, Calif., to Manning Park, British Columbia, “broadened his perspective” rather than focused it.

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