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It’s now been 18 weeks since I had the surgery to try to put my Achilles tendon back together again. And yesterday I had my last physical therapy session (because that’s all insurance will pay for—to hell with what the patient needs).

But I am still improving, albeit slowly.

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Hope and Change

I had a chance to get out to Lake Hope State Park/Zaleski State Forest yesterday. Since I’m planning another trip Out West, and since I’ve also been doing a lousy job of training for it, I wanted to do a long hike, just to see how my body was doing.

I managed about 12 miles.

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Hope on the Trail

I hiked at Lake Hope State Park a few times in the last week, so I thought I’d combine my photos from those two hikes.

But first some deer.

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Spoiled

Folks may have noticed that I haven’t really done any barefoot hikes since I got back from Out West. I did one organized hike at Clear Creek on the solstice (but didn’t blog it), and just the other day I did an urban walk around Newark, A Walk with the Currents. But that’s been it.

What’s going on?

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Found

I wrote last week about getting Lost at Zaleski State Forest. Today I thought I would write about what I later went back and found there.

I decided I’d see how easy it would be to circumnavigate Lake Hope.

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Lost

I managed to get myself lost yesterday.

Now, you have to realize that I have a different definition of “lost” than most people: If I cannot look at a map and know where I am on it to within 500 feet or so, I consider myself lost.

But still . . .

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Moon River

The weather continues to be spring-like here in Central Ohio, so I’d be a fool not to take advantage of it. Yesterday I did around a 5-mile hike in 50° temperatures. It took me 3 hours, but I was doing a lot of bushwhacking (and stopping for photos).

Yesterday’s destination: Moonville Tunnel in Zaleski State Forest.

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