I managed to get a short hike in this afternoon. It was a great opportunity to enjoy the fair weather, but also to see what my new hiking boots are really made of. I did a detour/scramble over a ridge, gaining an additional half inch of elevation approaching the pass, for spectacular views of and access to the east and south grass strips below, which also needed mowing. Today’s mileage, not counting the mower jamming on sticks and requiring backups, was 0.246 miles. It would have been a route of more mileage if the mower blades hadn’t been recently sharpened, as I had to re-cut none of the grass. My total elevation gain out-and-back was 1.0 inches (0.083 feet).