She said: "No---You look smaller". I grinned.
Today I loaded up the backpack I will use with old nursing textbooks and various other hardcover books. Michael Pollan. Ed Abbey. Joni threw in a "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom" on top of the pack (don't know why). I then headed out with Angel to do the Long Loop. Two hills on this walk. The first hill went fine; the second was tougher. It is a steep critter and at the top I felt the urge to heave (but only for a minute). All in all, it went great.
Tomorrow I shall attempt to tackle the Canyon with my backpack.