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January 9, 2004

Get Out

It's been far too long since I've just packed up, driven for the wilderness, and been away from it all. Even an established campground would be a welcome respite from the day-to-day. Heck, I'd settle for a day trip to Sedona or Jerome or Payson.

I woke up this morning, looked at the Ansel Adams calendar on my wall, and had the overwhelming desire to just go. Pack up the digital camera and all three CF cards, pack up the Maxxum and a roll of Ilford, and find someplace. And not return until I've burned through all 128 exposures. It sounds wonderful. In fact, it sounds particularly appetizing with the spring semester starting up shortly.

With all the locations I want to go a good two hours away, though, there's no way to make it there and back before the onslaught of rush hour. So the cameras remain in their bags and I remain ensconced in monotony -- for today, at least. There's no telling what the weekend or next week will bring.

And eventually, I will make it to Reavis Ranch for at least an overnight backpacking trip (and as heavy as they'll be for a six mile hike with a loaded pack, I'm taking the cameras). There are too many places I haven't been to in Arizona to let life drag me away from the outdoors.

Posted by Colin at January 9, 2004 11:29 AM

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