Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hiking in 2008

In 2008, I hiked 300.25 miles, nearly double 2007. I accomplished my goals of hiking Walls of Jericho, backpacking at least one night, and hiking the Sewanee Perimeter. The last was almost my longest hike ever.

Since I started keeping track in June 2002, I have hiked a total of almost 800 miles. I've hiked in 13 states: WA, OR, WY, IN, TN, CO, KS, HI, NC, AR, AL, KY, GA. (Before I started counting, I got MT in as well.) I've hiked about 780 miles since that time. By comparison, the Appalachian Trail is 2174 miles; at this rate, it'll take me another 14 years to hike its equivalent. But if I hike at this year's rate, rather than at the average since I started counting, it'll only take me another 7 years and a few months.

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