Monday marks my five-month anniversary of ACL reconstruction surgery, meaning I can now pivot, ski, hike and bike to my heart’s content. I feel there’s no better way to celebrate than with a (doctor-approved!) three-day, 20-mile backpacking trip in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia. Early July deadline for the story about it+July Fourth travel plans=gotta go now. Wish me luck, and stay tuned for some great stories and photos on Monday!