Balsam Lake Mountain
What helped you stay motivated to finish the challenge?
I had joined a hiking group before I started (Trail Dames) and thought I could do this with the Trail Dames and fill in with hikes when they didn't go. I kept a log and journaled with pictures. As I journaled with pictures and posted on Instagram/Facebook, I realized that so many folks were cheering me on and at the same time I was also inspiring many! Therefore, I couldn't disappoint them or myself and was motivated to finish! When hiking I would forget about all the stress from life and totally enjoy the view around me, living in my own little bubble. There were so many hikes that I wanted to do again in the fall (my favorite time of year) and see the views in all their glory of color. Living in the Catskills, we had the most magnificent fall this year; I actually couldn’t get out and hike enough! There were only so many hours in a day! I’m looking forward to more hikes and dream to get out west and tackle some of those hikes!