It has been a few years, probably three, since I last hunted Elk. My regular hunting partner, John Hayward, injured a knee this last winter at Cross Fit and I didn’t bother bringing up hunting all summer as it seemed best to let sleeping dogs lie. In late August I mentioned the impending season opener date and even though both of us knew we rarely hunted early in the five week Fall season it was a good ice breaker on the topic.
Record rains in early September reeked havoc across the front range of Colorado. Eldorado Canyon received 14″ rain September 9th – 13th, 2013 with seven inches alone falling September 12th. Here are some photos of the damage in Eldorado Canyon State Park.
August 31, 2013 Rob Kepley and I decided to make a play for the famous Birds of Fire route on the West end of the North face of Chiefs Head. Given a questionable weather window and a late start we were fittingly weathered off Birds of Fire from the top of the crux third pitch by an up slope micro burst rain storm. In retrospect the trip was a lot of fun and a great experience for personal and team growth. This is not a trip report but a reflection on things learned from being humbled in Glacier George.
Over the last few months I have been trying to solve a problem at work in my spare time, fleeting as it is, revolving around how to consistently release Perl code to target environments (dev, tst and prd) with prerequisite modules in tow. A mini hack-a-thon ensued with clear winning tools: Perlbrew, local::lib, Dist::Zilla, Pinto and cpanm.
For $work I built a git pre-commit hook bash script about a year ago as a general purpose utility: