Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thinking Ahead to 2013

I have today off from work, and had hoped to go for a short hike.  But it has rained steadily since the wee hours of the morning.  Hiking is not a lot of fun in a cold and steady rain.  So instead, I am thinking about the new year ahead and what some of my goals, hiking-wise, should be.  I'll write this out, and then head to the gym, where I can get at least some kind of a workout in.

In less than a week, it will be 2013.  That is kind of hard to believe, for me, but it is the truth.  I have been trying to come up with some things I would like to do in the coming year, and here is my list:

I hope to hike 10 "new" places - including hikes I have not done in the past 10 years - in the upcoming year.  I enjoyed trying that this current year, and making it successful.

I'll make it a goal to hike in two states in 2013 that I didn't hike in during the past year.  That means hikes in two states besides Michigan and Virginia.  My next goal complements this one.

I have a goal of hiking in another state next year that I have never hiked in.  Some leading candidates would be Maryland, West Virginia, and South Carolina.

I want to go backpacking at least twice in 2013.  I've managed to go one time in each of the last three years, and I'd like to step that up.

I will have a goal of keeping this blog, Oh, To Be Hiking, going.

I'll explore a goal of having another writing outlet besides the blog.  I've set up goals like this in the past and never accomplished them.  So I am unsure what this will be - but I want to set that goal and see if I can make it happen this time.


  1. I got my walk in this morning just in time before all the bad weather hit. It has done everything today, but now it was warmed up to 45 and all the ice and snow is gone and it's raining.

    Sounds like good goals for the year.
    One of my goals is to learn how to knit socks!! : )

  2. We've had a lot of rain this week and my walking has suffered. But my work schedule allows for 60 minute lunch breaks for the next few weeks so I will be getting some nice midday walks in.

    Good luck with those socks. I am more likely to climb Mount Everest in 2013 than learn to knit socks. :)

  3. When I learn I'll knit you a pair! : )