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Challenge accepted! Just signed up for the 2017 52 Hike Challenge. If you are looking for a reason to get out more this year, get in shape or just brag about hiking 52 hikes…check it out! Lets go! #52hikechallenge2017 #hike7
THE 52 HIKE CHALLENGE IS A GLOBAL MOVEMENT INSPIRING YOU TO TAKE A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO DISCOVER THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPIRITUAL BENEFITS GAINED THROUGH HIKING ONCE A WEEK FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE WORLD ARE TAKING THE CHALLENGE TO HELP CHANGE THEIR LIVES IN A POSITIVE WAY, ONE STEP AT A TIME.
I went back and counted, and although 2016 was a big year for hiking, with about 300 miles logged. Even with earning the DNR 125, NPS100, 75 mi DNR Hiking Club patch, and finishing the 26.5mi Curesearch Ultimate Hike I had only written down about 30 hikes. Setting a goal and having something to work towards stretched me, built my self-confidence, and allowed me to experience so many new trails! This year, to keep the boots dirty..I’m doing 52!
Have you done the #52hikechallenge? Hiked more than 52 hikes in a year? I’d love to hear about it! Happy Trails!