We started walking the mountain again last week. Then came the rains. A break this morning allowed us to resume. We hadn’t been up since last Thursday.
There are a few regulars we see all the time. As we passed I asked if they’d been walking (or running in some cases) all winter. Yes! That’s a lot more dedication than we have–obviously.
The leaves are opening quickly now shading the trail from most direct sunlight. Today’s temperature was near 60°. It was a perfect walker’s day.
It took a while last year before I was able to go the distance without a midpoint break. I only had to do that once so far this year. We were up on top and sitting at the picnic table in the “castle” in under 26 minutes.
Helaine and I chatted most of the way up an back. We covered everything from the Phils to Stef’s upcoming college graduation.
I wouldn’t be doing this without Helaine’s encouragement and company. I enjoy spending the time with her.