I planned to do Byron Reece Memorial Trail parking to Hogpen Gap this weekend, but my knee isn’t cooperating. I got an IT band strap for above my knee and took a zero about a mile away off-trail at Desoto Falls. I went about 2 miles with the whole family and wasn’t totally miserable, but I had to make the strap uncomfortably tight to make it work. It wasn’t as uncomfortable as my knee at the end of a 10 mile day.
I sat on the falls and watched a lizard creep along and eat bugs in a damp depression of the rock.