It was amazing to me how much a backpack can really slow things down. What would normally be for me a couple of hours on a day hike became a day-long ordeal with a couple of longer stops to take the pack off and rest, eat and filter more water. The trails are very well maintained and shared by hikers, campers and trail bikers.
Really, there was NO reception! We couldn't check in at home in the evenings. We relied on prayers for our loved ones back home.
Hope your week was as awesome as mine has been! Next week I'll be out of it again since its finally time to drive down to San Francisco for Sam's specialist appointments. Hopefully we'll have some time to have fun and take more awesome pics of that trip.