First Practice Hike

Miles Hiked

3.5 miles
So today I finally actually got outside for a hike.  It’s been really hot here lately so I’ve stayed in the gym until now.  I went 3.5 miles total at the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lapham Peak Unit.  I found a small (3/8 mile) loop of the hardest stretch of the black cross country ski trail.  Part of this stretch is named “The Wall” if that is any indication.

I did 4 laps on that loop, plus about 2 miles that were easier to get to/from that area for a total of 3.5 miles.  Considering the Half Dome round trip is around 15 miles, I have a ways to go.  That said, I could have gone much longer physically if I had the time, but we had other plans for the day.

I rolled my ankle about 10 minutes into the hike (a common occurrence with these ankles unfortunately).  That aside, I think it went pretty well and that I might actually do OK at Half Dome in September.