The weather forecast during Father’s Day weekend was just awful. For once, though, the forecast was wrong. It was hot and overcast, but no lightning and no serious rain. I’d expressed my concern that I haven’t gotten enough uphill training to my sweetie and, being a solution-oriented engineer type, he suggested we find a hike where he could drop me off at the bottom of a long hill, then meet me at the top to drive back and do it again without the “break” of walking all the way back down. Bear Mountain would be especially good for this type of thing, but it’s too far away for the time frame we had. The only nearby hill I could think of like that is Shaupeneak Ridge. So that’s where we headed on Saturday afternoon.
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