|One of the red efts I find regularly on the LHHT - Route 31 shelters|
|Railslide - The Streets @ Seven Springs|
|Light pole bonk over the gap - The Streets @ Seven Springs|
My injuries included (but weren't limited to) a broken thumb, Injured (most likely broken) ribs. A bruised hip (which prohibited any running until about 5 weeks ago) and a second injured shoulder that has severely restricted my climbing. Unlike last season, I'm slowly trying to rehab it back to health. For now, I can barely dead hang on it. On a positive note, my injured shoulder from last season can now support free hanging body weight. The path back to stronger climbing might be slow and long, but climbing less challenging routes will produce an abundance of fun in the meantime. Throughout the spring Laura and I spent a fair number of days at various local crags climbing, doing trail work, etc. Bouldering has seemed to be our most focused style this year.
|Trusty footwear, Altra Lone Peaks and Powersox get my thumbs up!|
|Typical mile marker along the LHHT|
|Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the highest point on the LHHT|
|The view after ascending from Bidwell|
Upon reaching the car we unpacked the mobile aid station and set up our chairs. Laura had packed a primo after trail picnic for us. We proceeded to kick back, eat turkey sammies, and drink chocolate milk while listening to the sweet sound of live bluegrass music coming from the festival below. What a great end to another day on the LHHT.