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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.
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