Westwood Ridges

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It may not have been the best day for clear skies, sunshine and far-reaching views, but it was warm and it didn’t rain – so absolutely no complaining. Not only will I not complain about the day, I’ll say it was wonderful!

Ten of us set out today for an almost 4-hour hike on the ridges. We had three dogs who had a blast. We hiked up and down. This is a great area to take newcomers to hiking: nothing too strenuous and a nice introduction to trails in the area.

But now, my appetite has just been whetted. I need a really long full-on all-day hike next weekend. I have no idea who is doing what. In my mind I am thinking: back up to Mount Washington for a long snowshoe (first preference), Mount Becher for a snowshoe depending on the snowfall this week, or perhaps the entire CPR loop trail. The possibilities are endless.

And I may as well make a quick report on my arm. I’m calling it at 90 percent now. I get the occasional painful twinge if I move it too fast at a really acute angle and I can’t really roll over on it yet. But it’s getting there. It’s that last darn 10 percent – seems to take a lot longer than the first 10 percent.

But I’m working on it. And to have it at 90 feels like a huge blessing.P1030350 P1030351 P1030352

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