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Early this morning, on Christmas Day, I attempted to hike a little known trail named the Broken Boyfriend Trail located near Midland Hill. It was only five degrees (colder with the windchill factor) when I arrived at the trailhead at 8 a.m., and after walking about a half mile, I decided to turn back. The thought of having a full breakfast with friends who were serving pancakes, eggs and bacon with hot coffee was too much. I opted to hike this trail on a warmer day when perhaps the sky was clearer. As you can see from the photo above, those clouds hovering over the mountains took away from the view.

Oh and Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah too. New Year's Day is one of the most impactful holidays in my life, as somehow the change of the new year forces me to reflect on the past year's accomplishments, disappointments, things to be grateful about and personal issues to work on. Ultimately, it is a reminder that the length of our lives are finite. Use your time wisely!

Best wishes to you on this day. I've read, with much amusement, so many tweets from people in Oklahoma, Texas and southern Arkansas who had snowfall last night. Congratulations on your white Christmas! :)

-Steve (December 25, 2009)


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