9,990

At last week’s company meetup some of us set off at 6:00am on Sunday morning to hike 9,990 – the tallest of the peaks right behind Canyons Resort. While the hike started in the rain the weather did eventually clear and we got a wonderful 14+ miles in. The views made it well worth the effort.

About a mile short of the summit the ridge opens up to beautiful views over the valley.
About a mile short of the summit the ridge opens up to beautiful views over the valley.

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Stu walking carefully. Just behind him is the last section of ropes that guide you along a very uneven and narrow section of the ridge.
Stu walking carefully. Just behind him is the last section of ropes that guide you along a very uneven and narrow section of the ridge.
View from the summit.
View from the summit.

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College Calculus

“To be clear, the idea is not that there will be a big financial payoff to a liberal arts degree,” Cappelli writes. “It is that there is no guarantee of a payoff from very practical, work-based degrees either, yet that is all those degrees promise. For liberal arts, the claim is different and seems more accurate, that it will enrich your life and provide lessons that extend beyond any individual job. There are centuries of experience providing support for that notion.”

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