Friends - Thanks for your patience during my absence. Last week, I was off doing this:
The hike went well. Overall my training program seemed to be a success: I managed to complete every day's hike (with almost nothing left, but I did make it) and got up Mt. Whitney (the altitude was a challenge; the ascension is a story in itself). I arrived back at The Ranch late Saturday night; other than being tired and a bit sore, I was in surprisingly good condition.
Thanks for your patience. I am super excited to share my journey with you.