This photo took a bit of planning, and I’ve been dying to use it! Anyway, I thought I would do a hiking round up for the year. I’m kind of sad I didn’t hike more, but I did get out and that’s the main thing. I really do think I should do the 365 miles challenge in 2012, but not in the middle of 2012. And that is a LOT of miles after looking at what I accomplished this year. It will be fun to try, even if it is a bit of pressure. I don’t think I’m going to hit it, but my real goal is more of “beat 2011” and to go hiking at least 3 times a month. Hiking makes me feel better mentally and physically. It clears my head and gets me moving.
I’m not a mileage rockstar or really consistent. I hike because it makes me feel better, not because I’m good at it or want to brag. I mean, who can brag about 2 mile hikes? It is hard for me though (especially my knees), and I’m proud that I get off the couch. I hike for me not for ego inflation. And to see how more ridiculous my travels can be. I do some of the stupidest shit when I’m hiking! Hah!
So here’s what I posted about in 2011:
Huckleberry Botanic Regional PreserveÂ 2.19 miles
Redwood Regional Park: West Ridge TrailÂ 5.10 miles
Redwood Regional Park: West Ridge To East Ridge Loop Â 3.96 miles
Sweeney Ridge: Sneath Lane TrailÂ 3.45 miles
Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkÂ 3.39
Huddart County Park Dean – Crystal Springs LoopÂ 4.38 miles
Wunderlich County Park: Alambique, Bear Gulch, and Redwood Trails Â 5.00 miles
Edgewood Park & Preserve: Sylvan & Serpentine Trails Â 3.39 miles
Â Monte Bello Open Space Preserve, Black Mountain Â 6.36 miles
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve: Â Bald Knob Trail Â 5.72 miles
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve Â 5.00 miles
Purisima Creek, Craig Britton, and Harkins Ridge Loop Â 6.76 miles
El Corte De Madera Creek Open Space Preserve Â 4.42 miles
Pearson-Arastradero PreserveÂ Â 3.52 miles (wrongÂ mileageÂ but I’m going by the Garmin)
Pichetti Winery Montebello Open Space PreserveÂ Â 4.15 miles
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve 7.0 miles
Total Garmin Data for 2011: 91.28 miles. 32 hours, 0 minutes and 28 seconds spend hiking (with my Garmin on).