Last Saturday my training hike was a joke, as I was traveling. I tried to spend some of my layover time walking around in circles in the airport, but I didn’t accumulate many miles. This Saturday I am doing a training hike here on Cowles Mountain, a local little mountain. With some of my hiking friends we are going to go up one side of the mountain (approximately 1000 feet elevation gain) and down the other side several times. There are three trail heads to the top of Cowles Mountain; we are going to start at the Big Rock trail head. Hopefully, I will eventually reach my goal of 15 miles. I plan to walk 15 miles every Saturday during the month of June. Well, maybe . . . .