Yesterday should have been an easy hike up nearby Mt. Rose and Church Peak. I felt terrible. I’ve been coughing a lot lately. I initially thought it was run-of-the-mill asthma. I wondered if it was COVID, but the free test was negative. In any event, I spent eight hours taking medication, coughing my head off, and holding up NVG while we did what should have been a trivial hike. We got it done, and I hit a new milestone: A total of 2,500 summits since I started climbing in 1987. Time to take some time off and recover.