Day 52 of 365.
Kurt Vonnegut thought that there shouldn't be just four seasons - there should be six. Winter (January, February), Unlocking (March, April), Spring (May, June), Summer (July, August), Autumn (September, October), and Locking (November, December). I think that this theory makes a lot of sense.
So today we went out for a long, long walk in the Unlocking; a hike really. The first true training hike to get ready for our Adirondacks adventures in August. By Dr. Nick's calculations, we probably hiked about 5 miles, and through 1000 feet of elevation. Not bad. Let it be noted, though, that a lot of that elevation still had mushy snow on it, and we slogged up a rather steep incline for an hour with inappropriate gear. Blixa came along, and we let him off the leash for the whole hike. He had the best day ever.
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