Has any body heard/ found/ researched out very strange cyst problem of 04. At last count I know of 8 or so hikers who came down with them, myself included. So far there seems to be no connection with diet/ gear/ timing. If you have any news please post as it my be helpful for the class of 05.
For thoes of you who haven’t heard about the problem. Several of us came down with cysts this past year. Cysts were usually on the back/ butt/ or thighs. These were very painful (especially if on the back) and potentially dangerous if not treated with antibiotics (Southpaw ended up with a fever). It basically started like a big zit and got larger from there if not treated, many of them were reoccuring. I did find out that it was bacterial, this is why, without clean clothes to change into, they were reoccuring.
Thanks for the input.