I found the 52 Hike Challenge in late December 2015, and I knew right away that I wanted to tackle it in 2016. The parameters are simple: 52 hikes (loosely defined as an hour moving outside) in one year.
An injury — and following recovery — curtailed my 2016 hiking ambitions, though the challenge did lead me to my new favorite D.C. park (Prince William Forest), to become a National Parks annual member (so proud to show my card!), and to learn so much more about hiking and outdoor sports.
So for 2017, I’m back and ready for the 52 Hike Challenge.