Over Half Way To Goal

I have great respect for long distance runners and long trail hikers.  Maybe if I had discovered hiking in my youth (instead of at the ripe old age of 59) I would have tried hiking the Appalachian Trail.  But as it is, I’m grateful for every hike and every walk through the woods, especially considering that just a few years ago I had trouble walking to my car.

I set a goal for the summer of walking all of the New River Trail – 57 miles of abandoned railroad – in sections.  Today we crossed the halfway mark and made it to mile marker 31!

We did 6.7 miles today and 6.7 miles on Saturday – each trip taking just at 2 hours. Today’s hike was a little more scenic – Ivanhoe to the Shot Tower.

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31 down – 26 to go, can’t wait!

 

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8 thoughts on “Over Half Way To Goal

  1. Good for you!! But what a fanatstic hike!!! Do you find it harder to hike in the summer? I always start very early and try and beat the heat…but I am always a very happy girl once fall comes back ;o) Look forward to your next post, Johanna

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    1. We do try to get an early start. Saturday was muggy and we had lots of bugs to deal with, but yesterday was clear and warm and no problems. I do prefer fall and winter hiking, but you can’t beat the beauty of summer! Thanks for reading.

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  2. The half way mark in any endurance activity is always cause for celebration. I would have had a cold adult beverage waiting 😉
    It looks like a lovely hiking trail – complete with tunnel. Hitting the chill of a stone tunnel on hot summer’s day is always welcome!

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    1. I’m a little claustrophobic, so tunnels don’t thrill me, but it was nice and cool in there. My cold beverage turned out to be a milkshake that really hit the spot. The adult beverage was enjoyed after a shower and a rest.

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