Winding down the year and planning on getting out a lot more once the school year ends. Almost thought this holiday weekend was a washout for me, but then said the heck with it, and made a drive up Monday for an awesome day hike with the mosquitoes. I've still got a darned good pace in the valleys. Did some winter backpacking and was in the Sewards several times in the fall, but stayed in the valleys. I can't wait to get up to the high peaks! Need to start doing some serious hiking to get back into those long 20 mile days. So yeah, it's just me defying those odds as usual.