I tore my rotator cuff falling on the path down from Mt Umunhum last May and haven’t been again since. When my meetup group introduced they had been going to climb it once more I made a decision it was time to get “again on the Horse”, plus I actually like this hike. I had path trainers with good tread on them this time as an alternative of the bald ones from final time, however I used to be additional cautious on the downhill anyway. We had an excellent day for it. That is the view of the summit from the primary overlook you attain on the way in which up.
Right here’s me and my mates at that overlook:
And right here we’re on the high. There’s nonetheless some fog not but burned off within the valley, in any other case it was clear.
It took about an hour and 45 minutes to hike the roughly four miles up, and never a lot much less to work our means again down. I envied the runners who flew by us on the way in which down, pondering “again in my day…” I used to have the ability to run down hiils in much less that half the time it took to hike up them. Now I simply should be affected person and benefit from the surroundings and the corporate. It was very good to cross the spot the place I had fallen safely. It’s nonetheless arduous to think about a freak fall extreme sufficient to tear my rotator cuff.
One man was operating laps of the summit. We noticed him operating all the way down to the car parking zone, seize one thing out of his automotive, after which flip round and head again up. After we had been heading up he handed us on the way in which down. After we had been heading again down he handed us on his means again up once more, in order that’s no less than three laps. Spectacular. I assume he was coaching for some occasion with plenty of vertical.
One other of my good friend Annie’s mushroom photos: