We’re back, after a fun weekend of hiking the Ouachitas.
It was a leisurely weekend, and our cabin was lovely (as were the steaks that were grilled and the wine that was consumed).
Although the area had received some pretty good rain, the Ouachitas drain well, and the trails were in good shape. Unfortunately, Callie experienced a wardrobe malfunction — her REI hiking boots literally fell apart. That would have been a killer on a backpacking trip, but wasn’t the end of the world for our day hiking (although it did force a trip to a nearby Wal Mart).
I should note that my Asolo 520s are still holding up fine. Indeed, they feel pretty good after a decade+ of breaking in. 🙂
On the return trip, we were happy to see that some people were already gambling at roughly 11 AM on Easter Sunday. Priorities.