Forest Road 376

Yesterday was a strange day of driving around, changing our minds about our destination, not hiking, and ending up on a gorgeous high ridge in the Jemez near Forest Road 376. This road is closed in the winter, and there is a hot spring 6 miles up it. That’s a longer hike than we had planned, but we try it. Conditions are clear and the snow is nearly melted off, but our bodies are not so cooperative. Ann’s ankle isn’t strong enough yet, and the problem in my knee seems to have spread all the way up to my hip. We turn around after 3 miles, and I’m uncomfortable when we get back. I lose all hope in the exercises and stretches I’ve been doing, and resolve to just stop everything and rest for a little while.

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