2020 (Thankfully it’s over!)

2020 was a challenging year for so many freakin reasons, but I can’t complain.

My health and the health of my family has been good. Professionally I’ve been busier than ever, and I’ve had a pretty good year outdoors (minus a good amount of lazy weekends and forest fire closures.)

Luckily my job can be done anywhere with an internet connection and a power supply. My creative skills have truly been exercised in the new virtual-only business world. I’ve been super busy working some very long hours. This non-traditional year has produced some interesting work.

With putting in so many hours in front of the computer I’ve tried to get outdoors as much as possible. Luckily Arizona kept their outdoor areas mostly open throughout the year. While many others were shuttered at home under lockdown, I was still getting out.

I’m still not doing a ton of miles, but I’ve had some fun outdoors.

I don’t do New Years resolutions, but I have several outdoors goals for this year:

  1. My Labor Day trip up to Colorado got me wanting more. I definitely want to get back up to the San Juans and possibly further north up to the Maroon Bells and the Four Pass Loop. I need to start looking at my calendar.
  2. I haven’t done any hiking in Utah? What?!?! This is the year. I want to hit up a bunch of the parks/trails up there… I’m looking at you Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands/Arches, Escalante.
  3. Continue to get my daughter outdoors. I can’t expect her to be a hiker/backpacker immediately, but it’s long-term goal. Someday I hope to do some backpacking trips together.
  4. Building out my Truck Camping setup. I’m psyched to try out my new truck tent and some of my new gear I got for Christmas

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