2013 Hiking Goals Progress

I haven’t written anything down in a while so I thought I would do an update given we are 100 days plus into 2013. I have to say I am a bit disappointed in my progress but we are having the worst weather so far this year. What this has done has left a lot of ice on the trails and limited the choices of where I can go.

Despite my poor progress I managed to get 12 of the 30 trails done in the trails of Halifax Regional Municipality #30haliaxhikes. These were a mixture of parks and walking trails all within 20 kms of my house. I enjoyed these hikes as they were all to places I have visited and in some cases many times.

From the other guide I am following I have done a grand total of 2 #60NShikes, both in Hants county. I hiked Nine Mile River trail which I had never done before and was very impressed with the trail. The other one was Uniacke Estate Museum trail which was the first time anyone had joined me, my friends Jim and Jocelyn came along. It was a great day and I appreciated the company.

So if you are keeping track of my county count it is 2. My next plans are to get an upgraded bike to start my trek from Halifax to Bridgewater and continue hitting the trails every chance I get. I am planning on staying in a yurt in Cape Breton and using that as a base to hike the 4 counties on the island and for the most part I am going to do the hikes as day hikes.

I will try to write more on my adventures as I go along and I will do another update in July.

My Hiking Goals for 2013

I have several goals for this year that are not too extensive.

My first challenge is to hike in all of Nova Scotia’s eighteen counties #hikeNS18. I live in Halifax so I am somewhat central to the province except for the four counties on Cape Breton island. This will be a chance to discover some new trails and revisit some old favorites. I expect I will be visiting  some beautiful vistas and waterfalls.

My next two goals are actually hikes from two books written by Micheal Haynes. I want to do all 30 hikes in Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality #30haliaxhikes and the 60 trails in Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia #60NShikes. Many on the latter will probably be double counted with my first goal. The Nova Scotia component is somewhat ambitious but it is something to shoot for.

Beyond these goal I am planning on using the Trans-Canada trail to bicycle from Halifax to Bridgewater #hfxtobwater over several days. It will take me from urban sprawl of the provinces largest city through the rural areas on to the second largest town. I also am planning some paddle camping in Kejimkujik and scaling Mount Katahdin with some of the Avoiding Chores contributors.

These are my goals and I know there will be a few additions like some day hikes in Fundy and maybe an attempt of the Dobson trail. What’s your goal? Maybe join me on a few of my trips.