Quick training run for January. I was my birthday and I "had to get out of the house for a while" according to Z. So I loaded up the pack to 65lbs, put on the double boots, and scrambled up one of the nearby foothills to a nice resting spot on a false summit with an awesome meditation rock. The rock is like a chaise lounge made of granite. Too bad it's over 1,000 ft up through cactus-choked gullies. I'll have to find a better route next time so that I can keep a better pace.