Hike No 11(November 14, 2010)
It was meant to be a rematch. Rose and I both got beat up by the approach to Cut Your Teeth Crag the last time we did it. If you read my notes, it was the hike that I referred to as EPIC in its difficulty for me. Our plan was to do the hike on Saturday and return again and do it on Sunday along with some other friends and climb as well.
It was such a nice time. Rose is a great hiking companion and even if she DID have to shed her PANTS, we had a great time. This hike is really hard on the knees. Especially coming down. My knees have seen far better days. Left has been reconstructed back in 1987…three surgeries on that one; the right has had one surgery earlier this year to remove cartilage. When I got home I was pretty stiff. Lots of cramping in the left ham and left foot. I attribute that to the reconstruct as one of the gluteal tendon’s was cut and used as a replacement ligament for the knee. It has been less mobile and more tight ever since then. But as the years have passed, it gets a little stiffer than the other on a regular basis. Yoga maybe?