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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

NCAR Mesa‏

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

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We got a lot of snow here. Yesterday 6.7 inches fell on Boulder, according to the local newspaper. That’s on top of almost 10 inches in the last few days.

But it seemed like more:

Where I Buy Most of My Groceries

Where I Buy Most of My Groceries

It has warmed up. It went from 10 degrees the first thing this morning to 30 degrees now. And it was a crystal clear day. Except for the blowing snow it would have been perfect.

The last three or four days I have not strayed far from home because I didn’t want to drive. I feel safe enough driving my SUV, but not everyone else can keep their car safely away from mine and me.

So I snowshoed again around the undeveloped area on two days and walked to Wild Oats to shop another day. But the mountains – or at least the foothills – called me today.

The quickest way there from here is right up Table Mesa Road to the end at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). I parked there and hiked up behind that beautiful building to NCAR Mesa.

It was great to get back to the wilds again. Here’s one of the flatirons:

Boulder\'s Mountains

Boulder's Mountains

And here is a picture of the cover of a new edition of my first book that came in yesterday’s mail:

My First Book in Italian

My First Book in Italian

This is the sixth edition I have, including two U.S. editions, a British edition, one for Australia and New Zealand, and one in Chinese.


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