We return to the site of our snowbound May hike to see how it feels now. No postholing this time! The Santa Fe Ski Basin parking is now packed, however, and the trail is accordingly much busier.
It takes ten minutes of climbing before my body starts to come out of its murky funk, and after twenty minutes I feel normal again. We theorize that having an elevated heart rate for 10 hours every day causes your body to think you’re trying to sleep when you stop. It’s nice to feel awake again on warm, clear day!