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A few years ago some nice development company decided to create a new subdivision above our house. At first we were not thrilled, but the real estate market got finicky and the development stalled, leaving behind no homes but a legacy of really cool trails.

Coqui waiting patiently for me to finish my latest chapter

Coqui waiting patiently for me to finish my latest chapter

The 1st leg is about 200 yards up a 130 degree angle just to get the blood flowing

The 1st leg is about 200 yards up a 130 degree angle just to get the blood flowing

At the first right hand turn. Just about the same angle for another 100 yards

At the first right hand turn. Just about the same angle for another 100 yards

First flat spot. Maybe 50 yards to another uphill climb at about 140 degrees for about 75 yards

First flat spot. Maybe 50 yards to another uphill climb at about 140 degrees for about 75 yards

This is off to the right but gives you a good idea of the grade.. 25 yard flat rest to another climb of about 75 yards.

This is off to the right but gives you a good idea of the grade.. 25 yard flat rest to another climb of about 75 yards.

I want this rock! Now to figure out a way to bring it down the mountain. Estimated at around 200 lbs.

I want this rock! Now to figure out a way to bring it down the mountain. Estimated at around 200 lbs.

The final leg of stage one. Grade angle here is close to 120. Steeper and gets you ready for the real stuff! Thankfully it is only about 75 yards!

The final leg of stage one. Grade angle here is close to 120. Steeper and gets you ready for the real stuff! Thankfully it is only about 75 yards!

At the top of stage one. This is the failed subdivision and a pretty nice view.

At the top of stage one. This is the failed subdivision and a pretty nice view.

Ok...now you can see some of the roads they created and the walkway that will bring us to the top of this mountain. The house is at 2400 feet. The top of this mountain is around 3100. Not today though because Duke is playing at noon and I got to get back for them!

Ok…now you can see some of the roads they created and the walkway that will bring us to the top of this mountain. The house is at 2400 feet and from here there will be about 10 switchbacks to take us to the top of this mountain that is around 3100. Not today though because Duke is playing at noon and I got to get back for them!

Another rock I need!

Another rock I need! This one weighs in around 175-200. Can’t carry this in my knapsack! Damn I’m getting old.

Looking down from the final leg of stage one to show you the angle.

Looking down from the final leg of stage one to show you the angle.

A nice rock seat just in case I just need to sit and re-visit a scene in the book!

A nice rock seat just in case I just need to sit and re-visit a scene in the book!

99% of these rocks were toted down the mountain in the author's backpack in a combination landscaping & workout regiment two summers ago

99% of these rocks were toted down the mountain in the author’s backpack in a combination landscaping & workout regiment two summers ago

Coqui with her best "regal" sit

Coqui with her best “regal” sit

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