(Flat Hike Knee-Ripper!)
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June 03, 2001
It was still early in the season and most, if not all, of the good hikes we'd planned on our gotta go page were still rather snowy. But, it was a purdy day and we needed a hike. So, we found that this low elevation and flat trail was both nice and snowfree, so off we went.
It's actually a 10 mile hike, but we were crunched for time for some reason that I don't remember right now. (But it was Sunny's fault, anyway.) We had about 4 hours to do it and get back to the car. Seemed impossible, but we blazed right through it. We were at the lake and the falls long before I thought we would be.
These falls are right at the lake, and right along the trail.
It was still kind of a foggy day, so we sat at the water's edge and ate our typical hiking food. The lake is right on the backside aptly named Foggy Peak, which we never got a good view of since it was so foggy. But, it cleared up enough to see it.
The way back was murder. My knees were more painful than they have been since the day I hurt them. I could barely walk back. I could barely walk the next day. It was rather strange, considering that this was such a flat trail. But, ever since then I have been forced to wear 2 braces whenever hiking, which is a real pain, but it does keep me walking and hiking, so I'll just stop complaining.
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