And it seems like the market survived your absence. And therefore you ought to do this more often. Right?
Brilliant. Have I mentioned I'm looking forward to retiring somewhere worth mapping? What a great way to spend your morning!
It was a most satisfactory outing. Besides what I mentioned, there were also many glistening white patches of fresh snow that I could leave footprints in, ample amounts of sage and bitterbrush to up the running challenges, and even two forlorn beer cans, long ago forgotten in the forest. I brought the cans home, thinking that when turned in for recycling, they could provide a small (okay, a really, really, really small) boost to the local economy. Maybe they will end up in a Ford F-150 one day!
I plan to do more morning running (and skiing) this winter. It's easy to say. Time will tell if walk matches talk. The chains of habit are tough to break.
Hope your back (Peter) continues to get better!
Tory, there are many great spots for that, but you and Jon could do much worse than Colorado. In so many ways it would be such an easy choice.
Yeah, he's already kicking me back towards Boulder for grad school, redux...it's a thought! ;-)
Well, as a big plus for the Boulder column, there is a large swath of very high quality public lidar extending from the west edge of Boulder all the way up to the Continental Divide, with much public land included in that swatch.
No kidddin'. Definitely worth thinking about! Crazy - I grew up there, never thought I might go back. But I wouldn't be sorry, it was a good place to grow up.
Another plus for the Boulder column: CU is no longer the #1 party school in the US. It's not even in the top 20! It's now a serious academic institution, kind of like USMA, but without Area Tours or prescribed apparel.