My right quad and knee were still sore from the bike wipeout, but I managed a pretty fast hike anyway. I walked as fast and as softly as I could, putting little weight on my right leg.
Below is Gudy's Rest, a stop that is a few miles into the Colorado Trail from the western end in Durango. This is pretty much my default in-town run while I'm visiting:
A view of Perins Peak (middle) from the same spot:
The valley was moist from recent rain, and large black slugs were trying to cross the trail. I moved one off to the side so it wouldn't get stepped on (and probably set its journey back by an hour), but there were so many it was a losing battle.
I even did a couple hundred yards of running at the end, run-limping rather lamely. I got to Gudy's Rest, the halfway point, in about 67 minutes, and got back to the car when my father climbed out of the weeds from Junction Creek. Perfect.
Hike distance was 6 miles, time 2:11, and elevation gain 1,442 feet.
I still couldn't put a lot of weight on my leg or do a full squat without pain, but things were rapidly improving. The following day I had been planning to attend Stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge with my brother (who is a road biker with a lot of miles under his belt), and ride up to the top of Independence Pass. So ride #18 on my MTB would be a 36-mile ride up to a 12,000 foot pass on a sore leg.
Eh, no problem.