For years I hiked these trails.
Hiked them with many friends. Some who live close by, some who live far away. And always with TheDog.
Since the car accident, I've let my summer Saturday routine slip away. Too painful to do our usual route, our hikes became walks near home.
I didn't realize how much I missed those summers, until today's beautiful weather. Until I wished I'd grabbed TheDog and headed to the hills.
We would have had to take the low trail, since neither of us is in any shape for the usual. But that would have been perfect. Perhaps in a few weeks.