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ButterflyEffect  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2017

    Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Yesterday was the first time I felt a real disconnect from the work I'm doing compared to what a lot of our management feels is valuable. Note: My manager does not fall into this group, but it's nice to be shot down by half of management when they're the same people who come running to your department when they need something done immediately...reaffirming my desire to search for a new job after this calendar year. Next year is probably going to be a big move.

Because of that, and the fact that my car is dying, I'm moving at the end of this month to save a bunch of money, and am buying a car (pretty focused on a Subaru Impreza or Honda Fit). More importantly, I've booked half of my first backcountry camping trip ever, up in Jasper and Banff National Parks. It's going to be a dirty week of camping and hiking above the treeline and I can't wait. Last night I went to an Outdoors Storytelling night at a local brewery, and the stories were amazing and had a lot of impact on the thoughts I've been having (spending more times outdoor, that spending maybe a bit too much money on this stuff is okay because of the fitness and experiences you get out of it, that holy shit I don't want to work for a large corporation for forever). wasoxygen, one of the folks told a story about the Fall Classic and how she finished last year. Maybe you and her will meet up this year!

WanderingEng  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have a 2016 Impreza five door. So far so good. The AWD is everything I'd dreamed it would be.

Banff is somewhere I dream of going. I hope you'll share some pictures and experiences here, because I'd love to see them. I'm heading east tomorrow myself for some day hikes. Friday weather is fantastic, but that might be it for the weekend. Rain is moving in Saturday afternoon, and while it's clearing up Sunday morning, soaked trails have some challenges. I'm at 31 of the 46 High Peaks.

ButterflyEffect  ·  406 days ago  ·  link  ·  

AWD is basically a necessity in NY in the Winter. Glad to hear it's been good for you!

Oh, there will be #tripreports...I do need to find some new hiking partners, though. All mine keep moving. Not sure if it's a PNW thing or Mid 20's to Early 30's thing.

Which peaks are you doing this weekend?

WanderingEng  ·  406 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My plan is Colvin and Blake on Friday. If it looks like rain is moving in early Saturday afternoon, I may head down to Lake George to hike some of the little peaks around the lake.

I've never really had hiking partners. Maybe this summer I can work on finding them. The local MeetUp seems pretty good. It's a very broad group of people, and among them there must be one or two more who'd be eager to fly just to hike some specific trails.

blackbootz  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Helen Keller had a way with words.

    So much has been given to me I have not time to ponder over that which has been denied.

I've never had a quote scrawled on whiteboard stop me in my tracks like I did seeing this one.

kleinbl00  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can say nothing bad about Imprezas. Our Fit has been a great little car for eight years now.