A couple members of my hiking group posted about this yearlong challenge at the end of December. I waffled on it. I wanted to sign up, but I didn’t want to spend the money on a challenge I could do on my own. Plus, if I was spending the money, I wanted to get the swag finisher’s medal, and that would triple the cost. So for the last two weeks, I decided to just have my own personal 52 Hike Challenge in 2021. Until last Saturday, when I caved and decided to go ahead and sign up (without the medal, sigh…). Y’all know I love this kind of thing, heh.
The 52 Hike Challenge can be started at any time. Technically it’s meant to be a once-per-week hiking challenge, but the rules are flexible. And I’m just a tiny bit cheating as I’m counting the two deliberate hikes I used for my personal 52-hike-challenge toward this one. I’d like this to be a 2021 thing, and not go into 2022. In any case, my Hike #1 was a 2.4-mile group hike at a local park, and my Hike #2 was a 2.9-mile duo-hike in the same park. Clearly, I need to branch out a bit! I’d like to explore many different parks/trails/climbs during this challenge!
I won’t be coming here on a weekly basis to report in or anything. Mostly this will be on Instagram/stories. But maybe I’ll check in here from time to time. And if anyone else wants to try something really cool, I highly recommend that you sign up! It’s a great way to achieve something awesome in 2021!
PS – I also decided to get a Texas State Parks pass (which lasts for a year), so I hope to have many, many new places to explore!!