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#83
Ah.. I saw that peacock story and just shook my head...
I pass no judgment on the people involved, I just thought the concept of training peacocks as pets sounded really out there.
Plus I actually don't like peacocks, which made the story I put together sound crazier.
 

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Ah.. I saw that peacock story and just shook my head...

You want pics of dresses and heals on the trail... on @LarryBoy boy??? A challenge!
I was impressed enough to see @blueeyes in 'em. She was obviously skilled. Larry in them will be beyond awesome..
A challenge you say? Perhaps if the members of bcp can make a cumulative donation to a conservation organization? Or maybe if 15 members can hit 50bag nights this year? Throw some ideas out there!
 

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#85
I'd love some beta on the road. Last time it was a little tricky for me so I bailed out and haven't gone yet. Happy Canyon and High Spur (the non-technical part) are two hikes I want to do and I think I have seen prior TR by you on both.
High Spur must have been someone else, since I haven't been there yet. Am hoping to get there this March, though. I'd really like to see the lower section but will be there with my kids and so won't be taking too many risks.

It's been close to three years since I was at Happy. At that time the drive was long and rugged but not actually difficult at any single spot.
 

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#86
There are some awesome jobs you guys have on here! You folks are lucky to have them.

Stereotypical starving artist and pro dirt bag here. I have an AAS in Photography and shoot freelance both for fine art and commercial. I drive Lyft part time, as the last job I had laid us off and moved to Chicago over a year ago. I'm sure I'm making far less than most on here. But my flexibility in schedule has been amazing. Also, I get to work when I want, and disappear when I would like, which is pretty damn sweet. That flexible schedule came in handy over the past year with us having our son in June. I've also met some cool people along the way. I've had so many jobs in my lifetime, and all of them have been a unique experience. These days are no different.
 

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#87
I am in Production management for my day job and I also manage a marijuana businesses workforce both in Boulder CO.

One day i would like to get out of Production but I only work 13-14 days a month so it allows me to work my other gig and spend a week or so outdoors a month.
 
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One day i would like to get out of Production but I only work 13-14 days a month so it allows me to work my other gig and spend a week or so outdoors a month.
If you get out that much, you need to post some trip reports :) My sister lives in Lyons so I know there is a lot in your area to post about.
 

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#91
Wow!! Great thread.

I am a RN who specialized in wound care for the last 15 years but have recently made the move to clinic life. I now work a normal M-F, 8-5 gig with weekends and holidays off. For the first time in almost 20 years I had a 4 day weekend for Thanksgiving...very nice. I relocated in 2016 to Colorado to embrace the outdoor life. The list of places for Duncan and I to explore is long, but he is always up for some outdoor time. I'm probably spending more on adventures and gear than I should but after the lupus diagnosis in 2016 I am learning nothing is guaranteed, not the time or the capacity to do it later. So I am chasing life now.
 

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Awesome to see the different paths to the same desire.. I grew up in a farm in Nebraska too then began a construction career in Boulder Co. Through a series of life changing events, I made way through Tennessee and back to Nebraska. I continued my construction career focusing on cabinetry, trim and case work. Decided to try my hand at high end find cabinetry of luxury aircraft. Through many tries to get my foot in the door of that competitive career, I was able make my start in the largest privately owned maintenance facility in the world . Learned the differences of residential and commercial cabinetry as compared to the fine and exhorbantly priced furnishings of private and executive jets. Became a certificated mechanic and quality inspector and started learning the vast and fuzzy regulations of the FAA. I am now a certification coordinater, ensuring the delivery of safe compliant aircraft that are visually mind blowing..... Oh, and the bills that the owners pay would keep us all on the trails for years. Demanding but I hord my vacation time for the outdoors. Thanks for this thread and a glimpse into everyone's lives
 

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Awesome to see the different paths to the same desire.. I grew up in a farm in Nebraska too then began a construction career in Boulder Co. Through a series of life changing events, I made way through Tennessee and back to Nebraska. I continued my construction career focusing on cabinetry, trim and case work. Decided to try my hand at high end find cabinetry of luxury aircraft. Through many tries to get my foot in the door of that competitive career, I was able make my start in the largest privately owned maintenance facility in the world . Learned the differences of residential and commercial cabinetry as compared to the fine and exhorbantly priced furnishings of private and executive jets. Became a certificated mechanic and quality inspector and started learning the vast and fuzzy regulations of the FAA. I am now a certification coordinater, ensuring the delivery of safe compliant aircraft that are visually mind blowing..... Oh, and the bills that the owners pay would keep us all on the trails for years. Demanding but I hord my vacation time for the outdoors. Thanks for this thread and a glimpse into everyone's lives
Wow! What a fascinating career journey.


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Career #1 - After being born a mountain person in flatland and getting an engineering degree from a car company university in the midwest I quit and drove my motorcycle around the Rockies looking where to roost. I came to roost in SLC and found a job in aerospace after a brief hiatus at a humbling minimum wage job I took just to pay the bills and beer tab. Moved up into the mountains and commuted to a job in high tech from a near-wilderness environment and have lived there ever since in various houses. SLC is the only place I have found you can readily do this in my field.

My job included assignments building ring laser gyroscopes, fiber optic gyroscopes and various other instruments - all very high tech, in clean rooms and under a microscope. During this career I also designed and built class 10,000 clean rooms, built, ran and maintained robotic assembly equipment and fiber optic coil winders and worked with plasma cleaning equipment and thin film metallization equipment which we repurposed from semiconductor processing equipment.

Perhaps my favorite part was a stint as a manufacturing specialist working on the design team of physicists and engineers in California to design buildable, maintainable and cost effective hardware. This manufacturability expertise was a rarity back then and perhaps obvious now but great fun and cutting edge at the time. During this time period I was awarded a couple of patents for various ideas I had or contributed to.

It was then also that I started my work-to-live ethos and invented what I have called "Nights on the Ground" and "Fun Done" goals for the year which you now see me track in our own Bag Night Challenge. I work hard in order to play hard and my goal of 40 Nights on the Ground each year keeps me centered and focused.

Great Career #1 but I got a bit bored and needed a change and will report on Career #2 soon...
 
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I’ll keep mine brief because my job isn’t exactly sexy. I work in a small field which is part of higher education called Institutional Research. In a nutshell, I do a lot of SQL programming and statistical analysis to support strategic decision-making at a State University. I also teach PT at the same University as an adjunct in the Sociology Dept. More on the hobby side than career, I’ve dabbled in furniture making and woodworking. My wife is a Children’s Librarian at a public library.
 
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#98
Just want to bump this and see if anyone wants to add to it cause it's very interesting.
I'll play, but no flames please since I'm going to mention what may be a dirty word in these parts...

Growing up, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I majored in anthropology in college, with geology as an intended minor. After taking a 6-week archaeology field course, I realized that jobs in the field were few, far between, generally low paying, and that I'd need a PhD in order to do more than just manual labor at excavations. My geology minor turned into a second major, a field with a few more employment options.

I went on to grad school and switched my focus to geophysics, then worked for almost 6 years in (here it comes...) oil exploration as a seismic interpreter before I was laid off in the big downturn several years ago. Now I work for a small company providing post-event rainfall analyses to various clients.
 

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My last day at EIRMC was Friday. I managed Point of Care testing for the hospital. Basically I was a glorified babysitter, professional cat hearder, and gremlin eradicator. I also helped out in chemistry as needed. I have been the POC coordinator for the last 2 years. Previously worked in Micro at nights doing set ups and serology testing with a smidgen of blood bank testing.

My new job will be helping manage the student labs at WSU for their MLS program and lab instructor. I thought with Sarah graduating high school this year I was done with back to school. But classes start August 27th.

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My last day at EIRMC was Friday. I managed Point of Care testing for the hospital. Basically I was a glorified babysitter, professional cat hearder, and gremlin eradicator. I also helped out in chemistry as needed. I have been the POC coordinator for the last 2 years. Previously worked in Micro at nights doing set ups and serology testing with a smidgen of blood bank testing.

My new job will be helping manage the student labs at WSU for their MLS program and lab instructor. I thought with Sarah graduating high school this year I was done with back to school. But classes start August 27th.

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WSU as in Weber State? Coming back to Utah?
 

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