This was by far the most challenging hike I've done in years and I was amazed at how much all my time at the gym has paid off this summer. My foot is almost totally rehabbed, although my ankle is still relatively weaker on the right side and was sore by the end of the trip. My foot didn't hurt but it was relatively swollen. Speaking of swollen, I did get stung by a freak forest bee! Good thing I'm not allergic. I'm stoked to have completed such a (for me) long hike.
I have taken pictures at Fall Creek before, though I'm glad I wasn't lugging my camera this time. It's a gorgeous part of the Santa Cruz Mountains.