Thanks again to LBJ for his birthday and the State of Texas holiday calendar, I had a long weekend of practice hikes. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I hiked the Ladybird Johnson Hike and Bike trail in excess heat with a full backpack, that now includes my 8 pound medicine ball. I went for a big 5 hour hike Sunday at Pedernales Falls State Park, in a new section of the park. I did some rock scrambles, and got my boots wet on purpose to see how my Darn Tough socks would react to being wet for my last 5 miles. Love my Darn Toughs, not a blister in sight. Merino Wool rocks.