Monday, December 26, 2011

Image for December 26, 2011 - 700 Miles and Counting...

This photo is actually from yesterday, but no matter, I'll be hiking again today too. I took this just at the moment when I completed my seven hundredth mile for 2011 thus accomplishing my hiking goal. I pulled a seven mile walk yesterday that left my total at seven hundred and three miles and will add a bit more to it before this year is done. I am pondering now whether to increase my goal from seven hundred to say, seven fifty, but we will see.

This has been a good year of hiking. I had the opportunity to hike in several different states including Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Wisconsin and Florida, not to mention one overseas excursion to Scotland. I've had the chance to walk with a lot of my friends, some of whom aren't regular hikers, but I'm always trying to convert folks to the walking life so I'll always have companions for the trail. No point taking a journey if you don't have a friend or two to share it with.



  1. congrats brother. you're an inspiration.

  2. Congratulations my friend, I look forward to adding to next years goal when we hike the Burren!

  3. Weav, I would like to be a hiking partner throughout the upcoming year.


  4. That's incredible! Great job, Hal.

  5. Thanks' everybody! Looking forward to some great hiking in 2012!