Happy Independence Day! Hurrah for the Red, White, and Blue!
At the start of the year, I set some hiking goals for myself for 2014. With the year now half over, I wanted to assess how I am doing on these. Here is my report.
Hike 8 new places this year - I've done 7 and should hit 8 tomorrow! On track!
Hike 5 times in Shenandoah National Park or the area. I've done two hikes there this year, one in the park and one just south. So I am little behind. But I should reach # 3 tomorrow to get back on track.
Hike in two states not hiked in during 2013, and one of these must be a state I have never hiked in. I hiked in West Virginia in April, a state I never have hiked in before. So I am partway there.
Hike in a foreign country. I went hiking in Scotland in May. That goal is reached.
Volunteer to lead a hike. Not yet, behind schedule.
Go backpacking three times. I have done two trips, a one-nighter by myself in Laurel Forks, and a three nighter in the Cranberry Wilderness of West Virginia. So I am on track with this goal.
Practice navigation (without a GPS) and orienteering. No progress on this goal.
Hike at least 110 trail miles. I am up to 69, so am on track to pass that mark and plan on it.
Keep this blog going. Yup, doing that.
So overall, I am doing well but really shirking on two goals.