Our big hike of 11 miles in 2 days is coming up in 5 weeks. We need to get our training on!!!
We haven't hiked since the weather got hot in June. I've been working out regularly (usually 3-4x per week) but not outside and not on inclines and not for more than 30-45 minutes at a time. Jeff's been super active at his job, but that is not the same as training for a hike.
So...we decided we ought to get back to it this weekend and get some miles under our belt to prepare.
We decided to go to FDR State Park, one of our favorites, and try a new loop off the Pine Mountain Trail.
Our planned hike was of the Dowdell Knob Loop Trail - a combination of the Pine Mountain Trail and various connectors to make a nice 4.3 mile loop.