"I used to refer to “hiking season,” which ultimately meant the six weeks following Labor Day. I’d scamper off to the Cascades, get in five hikes or so and call it a year. But it’s something I like doing, and Cascadian scampers are not exactly cheap, so something had to change.
Starting 1/1/19, I set off on my first 52 Hike Challenge. On 1/5/20, my second. Since finding this community, I have completed 105 hikes in less than two years.
Safe to say hiking is so much more than a “season” now."
What helped you stay motivated during the 52 Hike Challenge?
"To differentiate from last year's completion, I set a goal to hike in every state park in Indiana (25) and complete 300 miles of hiking in a single calendar year."