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Fall is a great time to take a hike

September 18, 2011
By Walt Young ( , The Altoona Mirror

For the last month or so, I've been nursing an extremely sore foot. That condition put a damper on many of my outdoor activities and served as a reminder of - as if I needed one - how much time I like to spend tramping about the woods and fields. In spite of my ailment, I managed to get out and hobble around as best I could while keeping my treks much shorter than usual. Fortunately, most of the pain has subsided over the past week, and my mobility is nearly back to 100 percent. And not a minute too soon to suit me.

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