Finally felt good enough to brave a small hike up Lockes Hill in Gilford, NH. Felt a little weak on the way back down but that was due to the lack of use and exertion, not because the knee was bad. Felt fine the next day. Just need to do more stretching and balance exercises most likely.
Even took Carl up to the top as he was up for the task also! With some more exercise I hope to be off to battle larger hills in the future and then back to the mountains. I still have the Ossipee Mountain Range to finish!