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.
The Ones Who are Gone
2 weeks ago