|Ida before the break|
The sun came out this afternoon so Lily, Uwharrie and I decided upon a post-work trip to Toms Creek. We warmed up together with a climb along the MST to Betsy Ridge. Lily told us to go on ahead. I decided that we'd try running every step of the 2,000+ ft. climb to the summit of Woods Mountain.
It felt great to feel the heart pump hard on this newly repaired trail. We passed a lightweight section hiker doing 100+ miles of the MST. We exchanged a quick hello before pushing on to the summit. Indeed, we ran every step of the way in 52 minutes and spent a few minutes taking in our surroundings before bombing back to the car in 25.