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Loop Hike

Started: 2006-11-18 18:16:49

Submitted: 2006-11-18 18:38:28

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Yesterday, after work, I dropped by REI, otherwise known as my newest Temptation Zone, and bought things to clip onto my feet to help me walk across snow and ice. I haven't yet had the opportunity to try them out; this afternoon, I headed to Heil Valley Ranch for a 7.5-mile loop hike that didn't involve any snow or ice at all. (I heard rumors about a new trail at Heil Valley Ranch, but I didn't see anything on the ground to indicate a new trail. A bit of Googling suggests the trail will open in July 2007 as the Wild Turkey Trail.) Maybe tomorrow I'll try a classic northern ascent of Green Mountain, which involves plenty of packed snow and ice this time of year.

In other news, I flew to Los Angeles and back home on Thursday; Frontier let me print out both boarding passes before I left. It turned out we got out of $CUSTOMER earlier on Thursday than we anticipated, so we managed to get on the earlier flight back to Denver. This would have been a bit easier if there had been less chaos in the check-in queue at LAX... but I eventually talked to a human and exchanged my boarding pass for a flight three hours earlier. (I'd point out that Frontier's online-check-in boarding passes are straight HTML that may be edited at will... but actually going the next logical step to make it easy for random people to do that would be considered aiding and abetting terrorists.)

While in Los Angeles, I didn't see Bruce Willis; Imperial Highway in front of $CUSTOMER has been closed for the past three weeks for the filming of an action scene in Live Free or Die Hard (I'm not making that title up; consult the movie oracle for confirmation); all I saw was a bunch of traffic cones, an ambulance, and a black post-accident compact car on a forklift.

For Thanksgiving, Kiesa and I are flying to Sacramento, where we'll meet up with the rest of my immediate family and drive to Leoni Meadows for the biannual Logan Family Reunion, which should be entertaining.