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52 Hike Challenge

Monday, February 06, 2017


From 52hikechallenge.com:
"The 52 Hike Challenge is a global movement inspiring you to take a personal journey to discover the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits gained through hiking once a week for an entire year. Thousands of people all around the world are taking the challenge to help change their lives in a positive way, one step at a time."

Signed up for this last week, got a few friends to do it too. No cost, just for fun, track your hikes and post pics on Instagram and/or Facebook. Just thought it was a fun way to stay motivated and keep my health goals top of mind. Would love to have my Sparkfriends join!

The criteria for a hike is pretty easy to meet (from the website): "we'll loosely count "getting outdoors" as a hike. This includes a hike in your local park, an urban hike, a snowshoe hike on flat land (for those who are in colder climates), a trail run, a climb in the mountains, etc. If a measurement must be made, we will say a minimum of 1 mile each hike."

Finished hike #3 on Sunday, a walk in the snowy woods on my own. Stepped off trail for a sec and my leg sunk in snow to my hip! Good thing I had trekking poles or I'd still be there! I don't forsee it being very difficult to get in the 52 hikes this year--as long as I just keep plugging along! I don't hike very far, or fast, but I get out in nature and have a good time.

I'm pretty fortunate to have lots of hiking buddies and I live in a place with infinite places to hike--literally right out the back door. The hiking buddies are a little sparse this time of year, but they'll be back!

In the meantime I'd love to see photos of YOUR hikes! Posting my hikes on instagram @bginmissoula.

Check out the 52hikeschallenge website...very inspiring!

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    Signed up. Great tip! Thanks.
    1096 days ago
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    Oh how wonderful!!! I can't wait to have a car again so that it is much easier for me to reach the beginning of my hikes. But then it will be 'travelling' season for me again, where I get to see the world, but not always to walk a lot... Ah but then July-August are mostly at home, and what a fantastic hiking season this is!!! I can't wait!
    Enjoy all your hikes! One a week is awesome!
    1512 days ago
    Great challenge,
    you are so lucky to have many nice hiking trails and hiking buddies too.
    I love all kinds of walking.
    1529 days ago
    emoticon It sounds like an Awesome Idea!! Just don't have many good Hiking Areas close. I will have to think about this.
    1529 days ago
    Great idea - I wish I had somewhere that was a decent hike.

    1529 days ago
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