The Monkey Mountain Wilderness Hike was wonderful! There were seven of us on the walk and we ended up hiking about five miles through woods, up hills and across meadows, all through the park.
I have a big set of photos on Flickr, but here are a few of my favorites.
I had intended to wear my sturdy Bass hiking boots, but I wore them around for a while in the morning to make sure they'd be comfortable enough - and they weren't. Thus, I ended up wearing other boots which were more comfortable but not completely suitable for the terrain.
For the last two miles or so, my right big toe felt sore and blistered. There was nothing to do but press on, but as I walked I was dreading the moment when I'd change shoes and get a look at my feet.
As it turned out, I didn't have blisters at all. Hooray! The only real injury I sustained was a scratch from a knee-high sapling that got me through my jeans.
There's some doubt as to whether I'll ever wear the boots again. I think it's time I invested in some real hiking boots.