Amanda and I also went on a trip to Arizona that month and stayed in beautiful Sedona. We hiked/climbed up Steamboat Rock. This was near its summit:
The shed had lessened my braid's circumference somewhat but it was definitely in the process of recovering. This photo was taken on another hike in Sedona:
We visited the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert:
My hair was steadily regaining its lost length. In April:
By halfway through 2009, I had just about gotten back to the length I had at the time of the shed. The thickness at the ends wasn't quite the same but it was close.