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.
31 down – 26 to go, can’t wait!