Sweet fancy Moses, I forgot how steep the Cable Line is! 2000 feet of elevation gain in 1.5 miles absolutely murdered my calves. And my thighs. And my butt. And my lungs. And my heart. But mostly my calves, since they haven’t hiked anything that steep since last year and have never hiked anything that steep ever in minimalist shoes.
We stopped at the summit long enough to check the facebooks, then took the longer, flatter West Tiger 3 trail down so we could run. And you know what didn’t hurt? My head. Two headache-free training hikes in a row – this is actual, honest-to-goodness physical progress.
But yeah, if you find my calves up there, please return them ASAP.