Last night I talked at length with a PT/ runner and he suggested I run today to see how it feels. The uphills were pain free, everything felt normal. The downhills started OK then as the hill progressed I would feel a burning that became worse as I went. Then on the ups the pain would stop immediately. Since there are no flats up here I couldn't test it. So I called him this morning and he told me to run through it and see where it goes. I think he probably told me the only scenario that he knew I would listen to.
So if uphills are OK, I have the option to run this route:
I took 183 pictures from the weekend and have some pretty phenomenal shots! I'll try to load some more today.