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Between the Years

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

That's what we always called it. The time after Christmas up until New Year's. The time when things seem to settle down a bit.

Between the years is without a doubt my favorite time of the year. And if the enchanted end of 2012 and the fabulous beginning of 2013 are any indication, 2013 will be a beautiful year.

From December 29 to January 1 I hiked a total of 39 miles. I hiked the city, the mountains and the coast.

My urban hike took us over 11 miles of city streets, up and down 26 staircases, 2380 stairs, 1999 up, 381 down.

My favorite hike was a mountain hike where we were surprised by snow. No snow on the ground when we got there, but within an hour we had a couple of inches. This one actually turned into a rather short outing, as we needed to get our Southern Californian (not fit for snow) cars down the mountain while we still could.

On New Year's Day I watched the sun rise from a coastal trail, and watched the sun set from a mountain trail.

New Year's resolutions?
Stay in my happy place.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUSTYNA7 1/9/2013 11:58AM

    Love this. Between the years,.... yup, just love it! I am getting excited about doing some hiking in British Columbia this summer. We are geocaching now too and that adds to the fun and puts us on different trails or to unexpected vistas. Have a wonderful 2013 and I hope the happiness lasts year over.

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BOVEY63 1/8/2013 7:31PM

    39 miles WOW!!!!
Great going and great pics!
Here's a to a very happy year ahead for you!

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IUHRYTR 1/6/2013 12:36AM

    I seem to recall that white stuff on the ground from living up north but after so many years in Florida I have forgotten the beauty it provides, and the cold. emoticon -- Lou

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IGSBETH 1/4/2013 11:04AM


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CARTOONB 1/3/2013 10:57PM

    Wow! You live in a great area to be able to hike so many terrain in such a short time.

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KNITTABLES 1/3/2013 9:43PM


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TEDYBEAR2838 1/3/2013 8:37PM

    You have such a BEAUTIFUL HAPPY PLACE!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 1/3/2013 12:59PM

    Beautiful pictures - wow, thanks for sharing them!!

Happy new year to you - I also think 2013 is going to be awesome!

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HIKING-4-ME 1/3/2013 7:41AM

    Great pictures - love your resolution!

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    I love your New Year resolution! the happiest I have read so far this year! And what lovely hikes... The sun rise picture was beautiful! Happy New Year!

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MALEXANDER4 1/3/2013 6:58AM

    I'm very much enjoying your happy place myself. Thank you for sharing each hike that you have.

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TRAVELGRRL 1/3/2013 6:42AM

    Fantastic! Your happy place is a wonderful world, I wish I could come visit!!

Hiking is always a journey of joy, peace and discovery, isn't it? Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your pictures.

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DEBRA0818 1/3/2013 6:38AM

    That is a good way to end and begin a New Year!

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CLASSIC1949 1/3/2013 1:28AM

    Thanks for sharing the Photo's . You are blessed! Keep on keeping on with your hikes.

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MARLINDA5 1/2/2013 11:54PM

    What great pictures -

You are also doing great with your hikes :) emoticon emoticon

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RYCKJUNG 1/2/2013 11:53PM

    What great photos. What a wonderful post. Blessings!

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