What was supposed to be a nor'easter with 6-8" of heavy spring snow, fizzled out at the lower levels. Higher up on local mountains 6 to 8 inches did fall making hiking abysmal. When we got out to Whitecap, we faced rain and snow with secure footing in most places and no other hikers. I didn't want to hike up onto the ledges with Bailey--I'm guessing he would have been fine, but I would have needed microspikes and that wasn't in the cards for this hike. Microspikes on ledge with minimal snow can be slippery.
I bought 3 new sets of hiking boots and shoes this past month to last through most of 2022. I tried all of them, working to break them in, and that has created a problem with my feet. It's apparent I need to stay with one pair--break them in and let my orthotics adjust to one pair of new shoes. I write this here as a way of keeping track of this injury and to see how long it'll take to recover. I'll know more when I take a walk and perhaps a small hike today. We'll see. Foot issues come with the territory.
|Drenched but happy.|
|We are headed back for treats, right?|
|No more pictures. But thanks.|
|The second bridge on the upper Connector Trail.|
|Soaking but moving...|
|On the Connector|