I've had a couple of surgeries over the last year. As a consequence I've hiked differently. I have learned an appreciation for the shorter scenic hike, the desert ramble, chasing water and so on. I've worked on my photography (a work in progress of course). But, I've missed those big long climbs, my true love.
Finally got back to it today with Mt. Kimball. What a beautiful day. Windy and COLD on top. What a treat.
Now that I've done a big climb it's time to celebrate; for the end is only the beginning...I'm back.