I could have sat there and enjoyed it for a long time, but we pressed on up the hill out of the valley and finished our hike in about 2.5 hours. The hills slow me down and wear me out, but that's where I get the greatest cardio benefit. The best exercise I've had in ages, and a hike I will definitely repeat.
Today has been miserable and cold, ice on the windshield this morning. I'm hoping for better days to come starting soon!