Today, Karen, Shorty, and I trudged out to Karen's and my favorite running spot, Trinidad, to do some trail clearing. Things were so overgrown that we were getting sliced up by the pampas grass and berry vines, and couldn't count on footing enough to run. We spent about 5 1/2 hours out there with Shorty on the business end of a weed whacker for about 1/2 a mile or so, and Karen and I on the business end of choppers and loppers. I doubt I'll be able to raise my arms tomorrow or use my hands.
A blurry before pic, but you can see how high the weeds are, and that's not a bad spot.
A blurry after swath.
A path through the pampas grass chopped by Karen and me.