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Boulders Loop Trail - PATSPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2016
outdoor_lover
Hiking3.80 Miles 390 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles
390 ft AEG
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Had to go to Payson today...Before I did, I made a Purchase based on a Recommendation...I've been wanting to get some Trail Runners for some time. Today was the Day. So the Hike had 3 Purposes... Check out the Shoes, Gauge the Ankle, and just get on a damn Trail again... :sweat: Good Trail to Test the Ankle without Folding it in Half again. I did it without a Brace and was pretty cautious on a couple of Areas. To say that I'm now Paranoid with no Confidence is an Understatement. And I know the Ankle is still Weak. But I need to go Braceless with Low Cut Shoes as much as I can to get some Strength back. I think, all things considered, that it went well today. I might be Pushing it a tad, but I'm trying to be careful about it...

The Shoes...Ultra Comfortable right out of the Store. By Mile 2 I had a Hot Spot going on the Ball of my Right Foot. By the Time I got back to the Car, I was limping on my Right Foot instead of my Left Ankle... :lol: It was a Blister that luckily didn't break...Hmmm...Not sure what to do about that other than try some different Socks??? Not used to having Shoes that give me Blisters, especially on the BOTTOM of my Feet... :o

It threatened to Rain up there all Day. Luckily it never got with it because I was totally unprepared for Rain...
Felt good to get out, even for a Short Hike...Need to get a few more of those in and get the Mental Game back too...I've got too many Plans coming up quick.... :sweat:

For a "City" Trail, it's a Beautiful little Hike...The Rocks and Cliffs and little Peaks were Awesome... :)
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